Adapt to Thrive helps us see the church not as organization but as organism and provides ten adaptations of interior changes needed in congregations today. ~ Gil Rendle, senior consultant for the Texas Methodist Foundation and author of Journey in the Wilderness and Back to Zero.
Chock full of stories that will preach and teach. ~ Tex Sample, Robert B. and Kathleen Rogers Professor Emeritus of Church and Society, St. Paul School of Theology
I hope that pastors and local lay leaders will take seriously the ten cultural adaptations for the church outlined in this book. ~ Thomas G. Kemper, General Secretary, General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church
It is a joy to commend this book to congregations and leaders who are hungering for new life in Christ. ~ Mike Lowry, Bishop of the Central Texas Conference, The United Methodist Church
John Flowers and Karen Vannoy present an excellent, practical map for the territory of congregation change. These guides have been there, done that, and lived to tell about it! They can help you navigate very real challenges with wisdom and humor. I recommend this book to clergy and laity who are committed to a hopeful future. ~ Rev. Dr. Kim Cape, General Secretary, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Karen and John recognize that the church is much more like a living organism than it is like a machine. Using concepts from the natural world they help readers consider what changes the church must make if it is to thrive in the 21st century. ~ Deb Smith, Director of Best Practices, GBOD, The United Methodist Church
This is a great resource. Readers will discover ways to align their congregations with the needs of people in their community. ~ Craig Kennet Miller, Director of Cogregational Development, General Board of Discipleship, The United Methodist Church