By Dr. Richard L. Hamm
This course is based on Dick Hamm's book of the same title. You can order the book from Amazon at the link below.
Mainline denominations in the United States are in crisis. These institutions -- created in and for modernity -- are now facing a changed, postmodern culture. Hamm faces the crisis, examining its origins and offers sound advice on how to lead churches to make the adaptive changes needed to thrive in postmodern times.
This book is part of the Columbia Partnership Leadership Series. The TCP Leadership Series is an inspiration- and wisdom-sharing vehicle of The Columbia Partnership, a community of Christian leaders seeking to transform the capacity of the North American Protestant church to pursue and sustain vital Christ-centered ministry.
"Dick Hamm asks an essential-and deeply faithful-question of the church: Where are we going? Then, through analysis and insight into both past and future, and with an unwavering commitment to the mission of the church, Hamm points us in the right directions, where God's Spirit is at work, where lives are being transformed, and communities are finding healing and hope. It's a road map all of us in the mainline church should have...and a journey we all ought to be joining."
-Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, General Secretary, Reformed Church in America.
"The 'perfect storm' in mainline denominations has stirred a need for deep change. Dick Hamm clarifies the factors that make up the 'storm' and gives us a clear view of how the church has lived through its history in a way that has contributed to the present status of the mainline church. In this text, he helps us see where we've been and gets us headed out of 'the storm' and into a readiness for change."
-Dani Loving Cartwright, regional minister and president, Christian Church (DOC).
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