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Which of the 5 congregational personality types is your congregation? The answer will change everything about how you lead, grow, and empower your church to thrive in the 21st century.

Now, for the first time in history, you can understand your congregation’s unique culture and personality and leverage it for growth. Using the groundbreaking 5 Congregational Personality Types™ method, you will discover how to nurture your church’s strengths, identify blind spots, transform weaknesses, and uncover the #1 strategy to increase your impact.

Can churches in the 21st century stop, reverse, or prevent decline – and even become healthy,
thriving congregations?

Missional innovator, pastor, and church renovator, Michael Beck, says they can.

But the old cookie cutter ways of doing church won’t cut it in today’s world. If churches are going to stop the shocking rates of pastoral burnout and exodus from the pews, they must understand that every church has a distinct personality type, which can keep it stuck or propel it into maturity, depending on how it’s used.

Now, for the first time in history, you can understand and leverage your congregation’sculture and personality using the groundbreaking 5 Congregational Personality Types™model. Based on proven methods from psychology and ministry archetypes in Scripture, The Five Congregational Personality Types will help you unearth:

  • Which of the five congregational personality types your church is
  • Your congregation’s unique culture and how to nurture your church’s strengths
  • The “shadow side,” or weak point, of your congregation’s personality type – and how you can transform this into a strength
  • Your #1 strategy for growth and clear next steps to take

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your church in the 21st century.

 

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Michael Adam Beck

Michael is currently the Director of the Fresh Expressions House of Studies at United
Theological Seminary, Director of Re-Missioning for Fresh Expressions US, and Cultivator of Fresh Expressions for the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. He serves as the co-pastor of Wildwood UMC and St Marks UMC with his wife, Jill, where they direct addiction recovery programs, a jail ministry, a food pantry, an interracial unity movement, and a faith-based inpatient treatment center. Wildwood and St Marks are traditional congregations AND a network of thirteen fresh expressions that gather in tattoo parlors, dog parks, salons, running tracks, community centers, burrito joints, and digital spaces.

Michael cultivates missional innovators in an individual, regional, statewide, and national
capacity. He also teaches as an adjunct professor at several educational institutions. He
coaches entrepreneurs across the theological spectrum and has consulted with hundreds of churches, districts, denominations, networks, and dioceses.

As a practitioner of missional leadership, he has started and developed businesses and planted missional communities most of his life. Michael has done this for over a decade while pastoring in the local church. His coaching and consulting work are not theoretical only, but experiential. He believes in maintaining a practitioner’s ethos: “I eat my own cooking and share experimental recipes.”

Beck earned a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Doctorate in
Semiotics and Future Studies at Portland Seminary.

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In his latest book, The Five Congregational Personality Types: An Ancient Pathway for Congregational Renewal in the 21st Century, professor, pastor, and practitioner, Michael Adam Beck, offers a biblical understanding of congregational personality types, and how the embodiment of these “personality types” may help or hinder a congregation’s future. According to Pastor Beck the pathway forward is for congregational leaders to begin the ancient and sacred journey of listening, learning, and loving, to ultimately take on the personality of Jesus.

Bishop Daniel G. Beaudoin
Bishop Daniel G. Beaudoin
Northwestern Ohio Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Rev. Dr. Michael Beck has already proven he is one of our lead writers and practitioners when it comes to creating fresh expressions of ministry and igniting church renewal in the 21st century. Infused with practical experience and scholarly wisdom, this book offers new perspectives and helpful insights for understanding the multi-dimensional contexts of congregational life and leadership. Michael provides a pathway to help congregations get unstuck, to rebuild and reorient themselves towards greater vitality and renewal.

Bishop Tracy S. Malone
Bishop Tracy S. Malone
Resident Bishop of the Ohio East Episcopal Area of the United Methodist Church

Michael Beck has once again delivered a navigation tool that enables congregations and pastors to find our way into, out of, and through this thing called “church.” The matrix of church and pastor “personality types” provides a playground for relational adventuring that has the potential to bring everyone onto the same team. This essential resource is a GPS system enabling church teams to discover who they are, map out where to go, and provide multiple routes to get there. Every church needs to experience this process!

Rev. Rob Hutchinson
Rev. Rob Hutchinson
Director of Church Development, Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church

Churches are closing by the thousands every year. Thirty percent of Americans now have no religious affiliation. In 2022, 42% of pastors said they were considering leaving full-time ministry. Something is wrong. We need a new framework for ministry in the 21st century that will help churches navigate changing landscapes, revitalize, and thrive for generations to come. Combining the Big Five personality traits, the APEST church leadership framework, and Michael Beck’s personal experience of revitalizing declining churches, the 5 Congregational Personality Types™ method is a tool to help churches get healthy so they can increase their impact in the world.

As you implement it at your church, you will:

Which of the 5 congregational personality types is your congregation? The answer will change everything about how you lead, grow, and empower your church to thrive in the 21st century.

Increase your self-awareness, as a pastor and as a congregation

Find shared language to talk about your personality, blind spots, and God’s calling on your church

Which of the 5 congregational personality types is your congregation? The answer will change everything about how you lead, grow, and empower your church to thrive in the 21st century.

Create harmony and healing between leaders and congregations

Ease leadership transitions by understanding and nurturing the unique culture and gifts of the congregation

Which of the 5 congregational personality types is your congregation? The answer will change everything about how you lead, grow, and empower your church to thrive in the 21st century.

Stop spinning your wheels and discover what you really need do to grow your church

Understand how culture and personality in your church collide and leverage this for growth without feeling like you must try everything all at once

Perfect for congregations and teams, denominational leaders, newly appointed pastors, and seasoned leaders trying to navigate a changing culture, this method should be in every church in the Western world!

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You’ve seen Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder, the Enneagram, and the Big Five, but there has never been a personality typing method for churches…until now

Get The Five Congregational Personality Types and get a customized plan to help your church thrive for generations to come.

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