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Turn Your Church Inside Out: Building a Community for Others

Turn Your Church Inside Out: Building a Community for Others

A primer for reinvigorating church life

Drawing on his experience as pastor of one of the largest and fastest-growing congregations in America, Walt Kallestad envisions the church as a mission center—committed to reaching out to others through evangelism and service. Kallestad combines timeless biblical principles with the latest leadership and communication skills to show how pastors and lay leaders can:
  • develop a dynamic congregation open to change
  • motivate staff and members for innovation and creativity
  • make a positive difference in their communities
Pastors and lay leaders alike will discover inspiring ideas and practical tools to enable them to move forward with courage, commitment, and creativity.
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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780806640341
  • eBook ISBN 9781451419894
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 192
  • Publication Date January 30, 2001


"Walt Kallestad is an innovative thinker! He takes his vision and communicates it in a way that will inspire everyone involved in any church community."
—Bob Buford,
Author, Founder of Leadership Network

"I admire Walt's courageous leadership, which has built a compelling, contagious community for others."
—Rick Warren
Author of The Purpose-Driven Church

"Walt Kallestad's vision in Turn Your Church Inside Out will help leaders think and act their way through complex changes."
—David L. Tiede, President
Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota

"The essence of Walt's personality is found in all his work. He is a leading visionary who can really make things happen. This book shows that pastors everywhere can make great things happen for their congregations."
—Dr. Robert Schuller, Senior Minister
Crystal Cathedral and Hour of Power Ministries

"Walt's form of evangelism can change churches everywhere. I watched it happen with the Community Church of Joy. I'm looking forward to seeing the same transformation at churches everywhere."
—Ken Blanchard, Ph.D.
Co-author of One Minute Manager,
Chairman, Blanchard Training and Development, Inc.

The June 2001 issue of The Lutheran has several community related articles which recommend "Resources" including this book.
The Lutheran June 2001

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: Under Construction — A Church for Others

  2. Celebrating Others
  3. Praying for Others
  4. Worshipping in a Church for Others
  5. Proclaiming the Gospel in a Church for Others
  6. Programming for Others
  7. Money in a Church for Others
  8. Staffing a Church for Others
  9. Managing Change in a Church for Others