Ministry in Hard Times

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Ministry in Hard Times
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Published April 2010

In hard times, congregations can panic, decline, or grow—the choice is clear

In hard times, you can either panic, decline, or grow. Which do you choose to do?

This is not a time to tweak your church budget. It is not a time to slash and burn it indiscriminately across the board. Nor is it the time to hunker down in the bunker and wait things out. Now is the time is exercise wisdom and to act strategically. In fact, it's a great time to be the church. People need us to live out our mission as radically as we can possibly imagine.

This book will help you make wise decisions about how to weather the economic storm and emerge on the other side of it a much stronger congregation. It’s a simple book with a simple message: you don’t get to choose when you go through hard times, only how you respond to them.

About the Authors

Bill Easum

Bill Easum is President of The Effective Church Group, a church consulting and coaching firm. One of the most widely sought advisers on congregational health and vitality in North America, he has over 30 years of congregational experience, with approximately 25 years' experience as a pastor. One of the most respected voices on emerging forms of ministry and congregational life, he is the author of several books, including Unfreezing Moves, Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask First, Go Big!, (with Bil Cornelius), and Ministry in Hard Times (with Bill Tenny-Brittian), and Preaching for Church Transformation, all published by Abingdon Press.

Bill Tenny-Brittian

Bill Tenny-Brittian is Senior Consultant with 21st Century strategies, as well as Senior Editor of Net Results magazine. He is the author of numerous books, including (with Bill Easum) Under the Radar, also published by Abingdon Press.