Many churches and organizations plan, but there is a large difference between planning and strategic planning that leads to implementation for effective ministry. Working with churches over the years one realization that has occurred to me is execution or implementation for effective ministry is an area of weakness in most of our churches, ministries, and organizations. Could this be an indicator of the plateaued and declining state of 80-90% of our churches? I believe it is.
While some believe that planning and hosting an event, leads to success, and consider their events to be successful, the truth is many events and ministry endeavors are lacking in effective, efficient, Gospel-centered ministry. This is why I believe God has guided me in writing Turnaround Journey.
Turnaround Journey follows the story of Pastor Tim Farling and Calvert City Community Church as they learn a clear and easy to follow strategic planning process with techniques on effective and successful implementation. The formula in this book helps leaders and teams narrow their focus spending their time on those things which will bring the highest results for the church or organization.
In addition the reader will find thirty-four helpful insights for productive leadership in any area of life. Thirty-four leadership tips and techniques that will change the effectiveness of your organization and increase your leadership ability and skills.
Thank you Dr.’s Jeff Iorg, Larry Wynn, & Syd Garrett for the following:
Dr. Jeff Iorg, President, Golden Gate Seminary
“Embedded in this story are important principles about actually leading a church to plan and implement strategic change. There are many theoretical books on how to do this – but sadly, not too many on how to really get it done. If you are discouraged by theoreticians and frustrated by failed efforts, check out the insights in this book as a roadmap to practical change in your church.”
Larry Wynn, Vice president, Church Revitalization, Georgia Baptist Convention
In Turnaround Journey, George Yates gives insight into leadership development that is applicable in the church, family, and corporate world as well. These principles are Biblically based and practical. Anyone desiring to become a more effective leader will benefit from this book.
Syd Garrett, Director of Compliance, Fortune 100 Global Telecommunications company
Turnaround Journey is an excellent handbook for all leaders in the church – ministers, teachers, staff, as well as lay leaders. George Yates does a fantastic job of laying out the tools and techniques for leadership and problem solving in the church. In reality, many of the insights are really not limited to churches – really applicable to a Christian leader of any organization. I’m going to borrow some of the analogies and approaches for use at work.