To Dream Again, Again! – By Robert D. Dale
To Dream Again, Again! Growing Healthy Congregations for Changing Futures explores the power of congregational dreams.
The health cycle model offers an organic, inside-out approach for understanding church health and avoiding pathology. To root churches in redemptive health, we’ll identify and apply health cycle discoveries. By rooting life and witness in healthy purpose, we can cultivate new life and vitality in our churches. When congregations discern and then act on their fundamental reason for being, a purposeful dream awakens and empowers them.
This book is for leaders, both clergy and laity, who love their congregations and are committed to keeping their churches healthy and redemptive. The model and principles in this book fit most volunteer (and many for-profit) organizations. Applying this model to your church is your minis- try opportunity. Why? Because leaders like you are tenders of congregational health.
This book is part of the Healthy Church Resources series, which is a collaboration of the Center for Healthy Churches, the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation and Good Faith Media. Other books in the series are available here.
Robert D. Dale
Dale (1941 – 2021) was an ordained minister who was the author or co-author of numerous articles and of more than two dozen books on leadership and church ministries, including Weaving Strong Leaders: How Leaders Grow Down, Grow Up, and Grow Together (Nurturing Faith, 2016). Before his retirement in 2009, he served as an executive at the Virginia Baptist Mission Board, founded the Center for Creative Church Leadership, and was a seminary professor and local church minister. He held a Ph.D. in Christian ethics and behavioral sciences.