ISSUES Fall 2011

Fall 2011, Vol. 45, No. 1

Revitalizing Congregations: A High Priority?



  • "Reflections" by Rev. Dr. Brian L. Friedrich, President
  • "Paying Attention to Vital Signs!"  by Rev. Dr. David Belasic
  • "URGENT!!" by Rev. Richard Boring
  • "Why Church Revitalization is Needed" by Dr. William Utech


  • “Demographics and Transforming Congregations” by Rev. Jeffrey Miller
  • “Revitalization: A God Idea!” by Dr. Robert Newton
  • “How Revitalization Can Happen” by Rev. Dr. Terry Tieman

Book Reviews

  • David N. Mosser's (ed.) Transitions: Leading Churches Through Change. reviewed by Rev. Dr. Alan Harre
  • Scott Wilson's Steering Through Chaos reviewed by Rev. Brad Evan Birtell
  • Peter L. Steinke's A Door Set Open: Grounding Change in Mission and Hope reviewed by Judy Bartels