FAITH NEWSWIRE – Colorado Springs, CO / May 8, 2020 – CrossLink Publishing is pleased to announce the release in paperback and eBook formats for the Amazon Kindle, the Barnes & Noble Nook, and the Apple iBookstore of Rural Church Turnaround by Danny Davis of Odessa, MO.
Dr. Josh Laxton, Assistant Director of the Billy Graham Center says, “Danny’s book provides a blueprint for how struggling and declining rural churches can weather the storm of turnaround.” Jon Sanders, podcast host of Small-Town Big Church says, “Danny shares stories of hope as he outlines principles and practices necessary for a rural comeback strategy.”
Declining or plateauing rural churches do not have to die! They can live and become an influence for good in their communities. Unfortunately, many rural churches will close after decades of faithful service. Fewer rural people are attending church. Young people are leaving their hometowns, searching for better educational and economic opportunities elsewhere. Rural church leaders find themselves working with aging congregations, dwindling budgets, and a sense of hopelessness that weaves itself into the fabric of church life. Revitalizing a declining or plateauing rural church requires visionary pastoral leadership and the cooperative work of lay leaders.
Together these leaders face their challenges head-on transforming their congregations into vibrant centers of impactful ministry. In this book, Davis explores real-life experiences of rural pastors and lay-leaders who have led their congregations to a turnaround. He provides an honest and sometimes painful glimpse into the realities of leading a declining rural church, including his own, back to life. Through these experiences, you will learn to navigate a myriad of cultural changes needed to revitalize your dying or plateauing rural congregation. The journey to rural church turnaround is hard, but Davis lays out the leadership characteristics and actions essential to making it happen.
Rural Church Turnaround (ISBN: 978-1-63357-205-8), Trade Paper, 147 pages, $9.95, CHRISTIAN PASTORAL RESOURCES from CrossLink Publishing, is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold.
About the Author
Danny Davis is a rural pastor, Bible college professor, and rural church revitalization coach. He has planted and revitalized church in South Africa and the USA. Danny holds a Ed.D. in Transformational Leadership (Concordia University). He is married to Sherry and has two adult sons.
About the Publisher
CrossLink Publishing is a traditional Christian publishing company based in Castle Rock, CO. CrossLink publishes a variety of Bible study, meditation, and spiritual growth books distributed by Baker & Taylor Publishing Services. For more information, visit CrossLinkPublishing.com.
Rick Bates, Managing Editor