This practical guide is designed to be used by church leaders with their boards as a tool for negotiating needed changes effectively. The author compellingly makes the case that new methodology can and must be embraced without altering a church's beliefs or mission. He then offers a series of exercises to be undertaken jointly by church leaders that will result in the production of a master plan for managing change in the local church.Your team will-- -Understand which changes threaten a church's identity--and which do t. -Identify the church's core values and nnegotiable beliefs. -Anticipate the ten most common reactions to change. -Develop a workable plan for introducing change in your church.