Turnaround Leadership: Life in the 2020s

All of the metrics say that the American Church is in decline-numerically, financially, organizationally. In the 20th Century, cultural forces were often wind in the sails of the institutional Church, but in the 21st Century, the challenges are great. Is your church sailing into the wind? What would happen if your church could learn to go in a different direction? There are no quick fixes or magic formulas. There isn’t a book you can read that will make all your institutional challenges disappear. But neither has God abandoned the Church.

So what might it take for congregations in the 21st Century to find themselves on a different path? What kind of vision might emerge if we threw out the old rulebooks? What kind of leadership do we need to equip churches for this very different context? These are the questions we’ll ask and answer as we focus on ways to discern a fresh vision for established congregations. Join us as we describe best practices for turning your church toward a vibrant future! 


Date Location Host
Postponed due to Coronavirus Orlando, FL Church on the Drive

Registration Information

$49 per person. $39 per person 3 or more participants from the same church 

10 AM to 2 PM. Lunch will be provided.

Register at: churchonthedrive.org or 407-843-0140

CHC and Belmont University present S.T.E.P.™ (Strategic Transition Education Program)- the next generation in interim ministry. This training is based on the principles developed by Russell Crabtree in Transition Apparitions: Why Much of What We Know about Pastoral Transitions Is Wrong. Crabtree uses an evidence-based approach that shows a one-size-fits-all approach ignores the uniqueness of each congregation.

Outdated models teach: Only S.T.E.P.™ provides:
·       More theory and less practical.

·       Cookie-cutter approaches.

·       Grief is the primary emotion in all transitions.


·       A practical approach based on systems theory.

·       How to perform systems assessments in any setting.

·       How to address the anxiety that happens in every ministry transition.

·       Follow up coaching for participants.

Who Should Participate:

  • Ministers looking to retool for a new chapter of ministry.
  • Experienced transition ministers who want to enhance their skills.
  • Judicatory officials who recognize the importance of transition ministry in their region.

The Next S.T.E.P.™ Training

After completing the program, feel confident in your ability to assess churches in transition and help them move toward a new future.  Know you can rely on a cohort of coaching peers who utilize the same approach in other contexts.

May 18-21, 2020 at Wieuca Road Baptist Church, Atlanta GA.

Cost: $1,500.  Includes twenty-four hours of training and lunch every day.  Participants are responsible for additional meals and lodging arrangements.  Registrants will be invoiced prior to the training date.

Click here to register.

Co-sponsored by CBF Georgia.

For more information, contact: Bill Owen (billo@chchurches.org) or Joel Snider (joels@chchurches.org) or click here to download or brochure.