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From Cooperation to Competition Change, Choice, and Conflict in the Congregation

ISBN-10: 0687497493
ISBN-13: 9780687497492
Edition: 2006
Authors: Lyle E. Schaller
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Description: Congregational life has changed in so many ways in recent years, not least among them the transition from cooperation to competition as the central model of how churches relate to one another. Simply put, congregations that don't learn to compete in  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 6/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 210
Size: 5.88" wide x 8.40" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Congregational life has changed in so many ways in recent years, not least among them the transition from cooperation to competition as the central model of how churches relate to one another. Simply put, congregations that don't learn to compete in this new "economy" will have few chances to thrive.This change can be scary, because it forces us out of established patterns of behavior and thinking. This is why trying to lead a congregation in these changing times seems so often to lead to conflict. Yet that conflict is not inevitable, says Lyle Schaller. We can't stop the change that has led to higher levels of competition, but we can manage that change in a variety of ways, such as making certain that we accompany it with an increase in the number of choices a congregation experiences, and by allowing change to lead to healthy competition.

Lyle E. Schaller is the most widely read and respected writer on congregational life today. He is the author of dozens of books on congregational life and vitality. He live in Naperville, Illinois.

Introduction
Where Should We Begin?
From Cooperation to Competition
Competition Undermines Retention
The New Religious Revival
What Happened?
The Either-Or Question
The Bar Has Been Raised!
The Erosion of Inherited Loyalty
The Impact of Death
The Impact of Technology
What Are the New Reference Points?
The Denominational Dilemma
Who Resources Congregations?
The National Context
What Do the New Rule Books Say?
Six Questions
The Electronic Swiss Knife
Four Themes
Expanding Choices
What Does It Symbolize?
Greater Expectations
What Are the Consequences of Competition?
The Bar Has Been Raised!
They're Bigger!
A Greater Demand for High Quality
New Players Join the Game
Specialists Replace the Generalists
Competition Brings Denial
Competition Builds New Skills
Faster, Better, Cheaper
From Inputs to Outcomes
The Call to Consolidate
The Competition for Control
One Consequence of Choosing Up Sides
Who Will Be the First?
The Demand for Regulation
The Demand for Subsidies
Redefining the Mission
An Increase in the Number of Failed Systems
The Call for Visionary Leadership
What Do You Count?
Is Membership a Useful Indicator?
Six Critical Questions
A Denominational Perspective
Checking Out the Competition
The Big Divide
What Is a Stability Zone?
A Denominational Perspective
The Larger Context
The Third Place
What Has That Larger Context Created?
Eight Questions
What Are the Safety Valves?
The Frontier Response
How Long Is the Agenda?
The Central Question
What Are Useful Categories?
What Is the Reference Point?
How Do You Classify Congregations?
Two Other Categories
Administrative Convenience
Asking a Better Question
What Drives the Planning Process?
The Community Context?
How Long at This Address?
What Is the Tenure of Today's Members?
How Open to Technology?
Tomorrow's New Constituents?
Growing or Shrinking?
Large or Small?
Jerusalem or Athens?
Maintenance or Viable or Competitive?
Ministerial Tenure?
A Great Match!
What Does "Choice" Mean?
The Consumer-Driven Economy
Can It Happen Again?
How Will You Respond?
Who Will Be the Winners?
Who Will Be the Losers?
Who Will Be the Winners?
Who Is Inventing Tomorrow?
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