The book covers topics like how to help others leave gracefully, how not to be upended when others choose to leave, how to have difficult conversations, and how to find unexpected opportunity in the challenge of new vacancies. It is full of practical help, including examples from pastors and churches across the US. It is also filled with compassion and wisdom—a pastoral book for pastors facing this difficult, nuanced, and often-emotional topic.
- Practical help for church leaders as they travel through the sometimes-rocky landscape of ministry.
- Encouraging stories from leaders who have navigated difficult passages.
- Scriptural inspiration for leaders to keep their focus on the ‘promised land’—the place where God is leading them—no matter what happens along the way.
In January 2007, Lead Pastor Olu Brown peered through the windows of Brown Middle School Auditorium and saw the perfect beginning of his vision for a multicultural gathering of people who would be committed to sharing the love of Christ with the world.
Within months, Impact launched a second worship experience. By 2008, Impact welcomed 1,000 worshipers at Impact Church each week. In December 2009, Impact constituted as a United Methodist Church and added two new worship experiences in 2012.
In 2014, Impact Church renewed its vision and purchased and redeveloped a 76,000 sf warehouse and 10 acres of land for a new multi-use worship and ministry center. Phase I opened May 2014. In 2016, Impact Church was listed as number 56 out 100 fastest growing churches in America.
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