The U-Turn Church

New Direction for Health and Growth

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Guide Your Church into a Season of Health and Growth

If you're a pastor, no one needs to tell you that the majority of churches in America are in a state of stagnation or decline. It's possible that you are ministering in one right now. But there's hope. In The U-Turn Church, two pastors who turned their churches around show you how to help usher in a new season of health, faithfulness, growth, and vision in your church.

The U-Turn Church walks you through common roadblocks to growth into a hope-filled future. Isn't it time to begin your own U-Turn journey? Here's the practical help and wisdom born of experience that you need.



"Kevin Harney is a voice of both wisdom and experience when it comes to navigating change at a church. What a needed book!"--John Ortberg, bestselling author; senior pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, California

"Does your church need a U-Turn toward stronger health and more effective outreach? Kevin and Bob offer a practical road map on how you can move ahead with the love and message of Jesus."--Lee Strobel, bestselling author, The Case for the Real Jesus

"Looking for a practical tool to help with church renewal? Look no further. Harney and Bouwer have each led churches through a dynamic U-Turn process, and they offer simple and transferable ideas to help your church find health and a new way forward."--Randy Frazee, senior minister, Oak Hills Church, San Antonio, Texas; author, The Connecting Church

The Authors

  1. Kevin G. Harney

    Kevin G. Harney

    Kevin G. Harney (MDiv, Fuller Seminary; DMin, Western Theological Seminary) led Corinth Reformed Church in Byron Center, Michigan, through a U-Turn experience from 1993-2006. He is currently senior pastor of Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, California. Harney...

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  2. Bob Bouwer

    Bob Bouwer

    Bob Bouwer (MDiv, Western Theological Seminary) has been leading Faith Church in South Holland, Illinois/Dyer, Indiana, through a U-Turn experience from 1990 to the present. Bouwer is founder and executive director of U-Turn Church Ministries Inc., which holds...

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