Your Church at Its Best!

Broken into four parts, Your Church at Its Best! examines sixteen crucial components of a healthy church, along with best practices for keeping a ministry running smoothly. This comprehensive and practical resource helps leaders see that we are not victims of the past, of location, or of present conditions. We can improve our church’s effectiveness and take charge of its destiny, regardless of the waters in which we are sailing.

Can you envision a better tomorrow for your church? Find the tools you need to experience it at its best!

About the Author

Dr. John Cionca

JOHN R. CIONCA, Ph.D., is executive director of Ministry Transitions, Inc., a Christian ministry dedicated to helping church leaders and churches plan their future, and emeritus professor of ministry leadership at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

He graduated from Elmhurst College (B.A.) and Denver Seminary (M.R.E.). He then earned the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Arizona State University. Dr. Cionca has served as a lead pastor, interim pastor, youth pastor, minister of education, seminar leader, and transitions coach. He has advised over three hundred pastors and ministry leaders and has consulted with nearly three hundred congregations.

John is the author or editor of ten books, including Before You Move: A Guide to Making Transitions in Ministry, Dear Pastor: Ministry Advice from Seasoned Pastors, Search Counsel: A Devotional Coaching Guide for Call Committees, Solving Christian Education’s Ten Toughest Problems, and Teamship: 52 Inspirational Readings for Leaders. John and his wife Barbara live in Arden Hills, Minnesota, and Mesa, Arizona. They enjoy golf, hiking, reading, and especially hanging with their Grand Kiddos.

If you have questions on this book, or if you would like to talk with Dr. Cionca about the factors contributing to congregational health, you may contact him at 651.335.5836 or

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