Dwight Zscheile, vice president of innovation and professor of congregational mission and leadership; Michael Binder, assistant professor of congregational mission and leadership; and
Tessa Pinkstaff, innovation team project manager, are the co-authors of “Leading Faithful Innovation: Following God into a Hopeful Future,” published by Fortress Press this month.
Churches and other communities of faith are navigating seismic changes within our culture, leading to burnout for many faith leaders and worshippers alike. Zscheile, Binder, and Pinkstaff speak a word of hope into this context, integrating Scripture, theology, and the latest leadership and change theories to guide readers toward spiritual growth. Their approach to faithful innovation begins with a three-step process: listening to God and each other, acting so we can learn, and sharing our stories in community.
Throughout “Leading Faithful Innovation,” the authors use real-life stories and supportive spiritual practices to make each step toward change accessible and actionable. Readers will redefine their leadership identity on the path to a lifegiving new normal: an ongoing way of following God that allows the Spirit of God to drive the energy among the people of the church.