Table of contents for Take the next step : leading lasting change in the church / Lovett H. Weems, Jr.

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Introduction: What Happens When the World Changes?
l. First Create Trust
Trust Is the Foundational Competency for Effective Change.
Trust Required for Leadership
Components of Trust
Trust Becomes Leadership Through an Inspiring Vision
2. Define Your Congregation's Reality
Oblivious to Reality
Prophetic Description Before Description
Differing Views of Reality
Seeing the Whole Picture
Using Questions for Insight, Not Blame
Intervention Options for Leaders
3. Discern a Vision
What Is Culture?
The Power of Organizational Culture
Your Congregation's Story
What about the Bad Things in a Congregation?
Finding a Bridge to Your Congregation's Next Chapter
Your Congregation's Next Generation
Becoming More of What You Have Always Been
4. Identify Key Phases of the Visioning Process
Phases of Thriving and Declining Organizations
Renewal Through Revisioning Is Possible
Searching for God's Vision
Listening with a Spiritual Ear
Vision Is Not Created But Discovered
Looking for Clues
Negative Clues and Positive Clues
Chaos and Visioning
5. A Model for Visioning
Difference Between Mission and Vision
Mission - What a Church Exists to Do
Congregational Identity (Who We Are)
Internal Congregational Context (What's Going On Within the Church?)
External Congregational Context (What's Going On Around Us?)
Gathering Input for the Visioning Process
Interlocking Circles
Strength in Recurring Themes
Who Names the Vision?
Who Does the Visioning?
6. Take the Next Step
View Change from the Perspective of Others
Pacing Change and Regulating Pain
Need for Planning
The Leader as Storyteller
Stay on Message
Live Your Way into a New Way of Thinking
Support the Vision and Align All Systems
"Wear" the Vision
Recognize the Vision
Attend Carefully to Relationships
7. The Power of Vision
Vision Permeates Everything
Vision Is a Field of Energy
Vision Produces Leaders
Vision Produces Miracles
8. Persevere
Perseverance is the indispensable competency for lasting change.
Cathedral Builders
Everything Looks Like Failure in the Middle
Obedience and Patience
No Guarantees
Stay Alive, Keep Praying, and Keep Working
Appendix: Other Visioning Models

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Christian leadership