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Piloting Church

Helping Your Congregation Take Flight

Cameron Trimble

144 pages
Chalice Press

Prepare your church for take-off

A majority of churches are grounded - shrinking in membership and resources, unsure how to make the changes needed to be vital again. Pastor and pilot Cameron Trimble has helped hundreds of congregations get airborne again, and Piloting Church: Helping Your Congregation Take Flight guides you through the steps to getting your congregation out of the maintenance hangar and back into the skies.

Using piloting as an engaging framework for organizational transformation, Trimble addresses the process of planning, executing, and completing a church revitalization project in 10 easy-to-read chapters:

· Decide You Want to Fly
· What Kind of Pilot Will You Be?
· The Fundamentals of Flight
· Your Flight Crew
· Charting Your Course
· Preflight Checklist
· Funding Your Flying Habit
· Managing Comms
· Mayday Moments
· Making a Successful Landing

Author Bio
Cameron Trimble is the Executive Director and CEO at The Center for Progressive Renewal. Cameron also directs Convergence Network, a multi-denominational network of congregations and leaders in North America. Rev. Trimble is an adjunct professor teaching social innovation in a number of universities in the United States. She is an ordained pastor in the United Church of Christ, have served as a pastor of four congregations in the Atlanta area. Her ministry in national and regional church settings has given her a unique perspective on the challenges of cultivating leaders equipped to meet the needs of the future of mainline Protestantism. Her coaching and consulting clients are primarily executive leaders going through dynamic culture transformations. Diversity, she believes, is the source of lasting innovation and the social transformation. In becoming a pilot, Cameron learned many of her leadership lessons through the adventures of the cockpit of her airplane. In her work, she has learned to combine these two passions - pastoring and piloting - to teach the art of leadership in organizational systems.