For many congregational and denominational leaders, the goal for churches experiencing declining worship attendance is to turn those congregations around. The 'turnaround church' is one that has stagnated or is in decline. The old trends are reversed, new members are added, and everyone rejoices in this story of a congregation restored to health and vitality.
But what if the congregation is spiritually dead? The goal of this book is to guide the leaders of these churches through the painful, yet ultimately life-giving work of leading a church to new life in the Spirit.