Samaritan Workshop – From Congregational Resistance to Resourcefulness

Workshop Instructor

The Rev. Dr. Graham Standish, Ph.D., MDiv, MSW, MA, is executive director of Samaritan and director of our Caring for Clergy and Congregations program. He is experienced in turning around and growing churches and non-profits and is the author of ten books on spirituality and congregational transformation.


Churches have always resisted change, but it’s become worse due to the pandemic and polarization, leading churches into steeper decline. Frustrated pastors are changing churches and leaving the ministry. Some churches are being held hostage by dysfunctional lay leaders. Yet churches have to change if we’re to stave off deep decline and congregational death.

Rooted in insights from the individual, group, and family systems therapy, organizational psychology, spiritual formation, and 34 years of experience in turning around and growing churches and organizations, the Rev. Dr. Graham Standish will offer pragmatic guidance for church leaders on transforming resistance into resourceful change.

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