Dr. David McAllister-Wilson, President of Wesley Seminary in Washington, D.C., and extension minister of the Alexandria District, has written a provocative book that pulls no punches about the challenges that face mainline Christianity these days also provides a hopeful visioning for a renewed future. It is called A New Church and a New Seminary (Abingdon, 2018). If you are looking for ways to reclaim our Wesleyan heritage for innovative missional initiatives, this book will give you much food for thought.
Dr. Gil Rendle, well-respected consultant, analyst, and future-thinker, has written a significant nearly 300-page prescription for what he calls our wilderness journey. It is called Quietly Courageous: Leading the Church in a Changing World (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019). With a fresh analysis of the change we have been navigating, he explains why being a good leader is not enough, and how to discover the strength of quiet courage as a style of leadership that will suit our times well.