Take a journey together with others from your local church--a road trip that will help you rediscover your true mission.
This newly revised and updated edition of Roadmap to Renewal will serve as a vital resource enabling you to reconnect to your mission area. Use the step-by-step process in a small group to come up with a Ministry Action Plan for your community of faith. Know your community. Know your mission. Know your strengths and challenges. Know where you are going. Reach people with the good news of Jesus Christ!
""The path to renewal in congregations is always contextual and rarely happens with a canned program. Doug Ruffle is a seasoned veteran in missional theology and practice, as well as an astute mentor of missional church planters and renewal-minded leaders. This primer in congregational renewal belongs in every pastor's hands.""
--Elaine A. Heath, Dean, Duke Divinity School
""Roadmap to Renewal is a book that certainly blesses every pastor and layperson with biblical, theological, and missional insights and practical guidelines for making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. It inspires and challenges us to reach out to the great mission field that lies beyond the stained glass windows of our churches. Easy to read, easy to understand, this is a much-needed book for our current time and for the times to come.""
--Sudarshana Devadhar, Resident Bishop, New England Conference--United Methodist Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts
Douglas Ruffle is Associate Executive Director of Path 1, the Division of New Church Starts at Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church. He is author of A Missionary Mindset: What Church Leaders Need to Know to Reach Their Community--Lessons from E. Stanley Jones (2016). Doug resides in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Tammie, and enjoys music, baseball, travel, and volunteering at his local church.