Imparato, Nicholas and Oren Harari Jumping the Curve
Responding to 21st Century trends requires church leaders to abandon old assumptions and learn new skills. Most of us need help in this transformation. Jumping the Curve by Nicholas Imparato and Oren Harari (Jossey-Bass, 1996), can provide that help. If you can buy one book this year, buy Jumping the Curve. Few books have made such an impression on me as this one. It may be my pick for book of the decade.
Callout: When young adults attend church, they look for people who can respond to their questions and enter into an authentic one-on-one relationship with them.
Callout: Effective churches will provide ministries of care, nurture, education, and recreation seven days a week from the cradle to the grave.