Contemporary Churches: Spiritual Transformation of Congregations

TransformingCover_8Drawing on thirty-five years of authorized ministry and his work as a psychologist and spiritual director, the Rev. Lou Kavar’s new book, Contemporary Churches: Spiritual Transformation of Congregations, provides insights on how to reimagine and restructure congregations that hope to be relevant for new generations of those who desire to live out the teachings of Jesus. Based on research, innovative models for ministry, and actual experience, Contemporary Churches is imaginative and thought provoking for leaders of local churches.

Readers will find principles clearly illustrated with case examples drawn from actual congregations throughout the United States. The research and models supporting the concepts of congregational transformation are based on analysis from several sources both in the United States and other countries. Contemporary Churches presents solid approaches to congregational ministry that is easy to read and accessible to both clergy and lay leaders.

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The Rev. Lou Kavar is a professor of psychology at Capella University and called to the ministry of spiritual direction. Lou provides spiritual direction to individuals in Atlanta from his home office as well as internationally by way of Skype. Lou also chairs the Steering Committee for PATHWAYS. You can learn more about Lou and his work by visiting Contemporary Churches is Kavar’s eighth book.