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What Comes Next?: Shaping the Future in an Ever-Changing World - A Guide for Christian Leaders

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What if, instead of keeping up with change, you could get ahead of it?

Our mission as Christians was the same yesterday as it is today and will be tomorrow. The world, however, is changing faster than ever before, and keeping up feels impossible. The realities of human life—from how we develop relationships to how we use technology to have impact —therefore change rapidly t
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 5th 2021 by Moody Publishers
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Brad Sargent
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
In What Comes Next?, Nick Skytland and Ali Llewellyn provide us accessible concept frameworks that make the elements of strategic foresight ("futuring") meaningful and manageable. I find that motivating! Church, ministry, and agency leaders don't need (or want) yet another book that is too simplistic--cool, but not practical; or too complicated--erudite, but inscrutable. Because navigating current chaos and future uncertainty is too strategic to our congregations and organizations for us to miss ...more
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Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
“Our planning for the future often depends on an approach we learned in childhood. We draw a straight line from today to next year and prepare for the future based on our recent experiences, best guesses, and current gut feelings,” write Nicholas Skytland and Alicia Llewellyn. “The problem with this is that the potential of this approach is limited by what we currently know and have personally experienced. We don’t make room for the unknown and unfamiliar.”

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Alex Wright
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book is a phenomenal resource to strengthened one’s path as a leader. There are many tangible examples from history that illuminate a framework of successful leadership. It is based in truth and factual evidence while being bolstered in Scripture.

When it comes to the world of business and ministry, it is important to find a balanced approach to anticipate the needs to grow an organization. Anyone, from a first-year college student to an executive of a company, will benefit from all of the p
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Carla Weissenborn
Jan 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A great read! “What Comes Next?” Could not have come at a better time! In the midst of a global pandemic, change is coming at us more quickly than we can keep up. The four forces of Futures Framework and its eight intersections gives us the tools we need to navigate current challenges and skills to face those yet to come.
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Some excellent insights and prescriptions. But sometimes a struggle to keep reading.
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