If you are a pastor or ministry leader in a church that has failed to reach its full potential, Pastor Unique may be just the book for you.
Pastor Unique: Becoming a Turnaround Leader is a brand new book born out of a divine appointment between three men on a social media discussion board. That’s where three men, Lavern (Bud) Brown (DTS ThM, 86), Gordon Penfold (DTS ThM, 81), and Gary Westra, met, formed a bond through their mutual interest—church revitalization, and started an organization to that end. Their new book has a three-fold purpose:
…that pastors, church leaders, and denominational executives will understand which leadership behaviors promote church renewal and which behaviors hinder it… how these findings can be applied profitably to several of the most vexing problems that confront declining congregations… [and] to suggest one way forward for those who want to bring renewal to moribund churches (xx).
One of the things that I appreciate most about this book is that these men not only have a world of experience and have coached many struggling church leaders, their “method” is not a one-size-fits-all approach. They believe that every pastor is uniquely gifted by God and that any sustainable and successful turnaround of a church will maximize the pastor’s giftedness instead of merely handing them a one-size-fits-all church growth model.
Pastor Unique is available on Amazon in paperback or kindle editions.