Bill Kemp is the author of nine books including Holy Places, Small Spaces: A Hopeful Future for the Small Membership Church (Discipleship Resources, 2005), The Church Transition Workbook: Getting Your Church in Gear (Discipleship Resources, 2004), and “Going Home: Facing Life’s Final Moments Without Fear,” (with Diane Kerner Arnett, Kregel Publishing: March, 2005). He recently completed a six book series on specific church growth issues, which includes tittles such as Ezekiel’s Bones: Leadership that Rekindles a Congregation’s Spiritual Passion and Jonah’s Whale: Reconnecting the Congregation with Mission”(Discipleship Resources, 2007). These print books are available at www.notperfectyet.com - ebook versions will be coming out Summer of 2013.
Bill is now working on a vision casting process for small and mid-sized churches called Reality Check 101. Many of the insights of this book are found in the Fixing Church blog of the website.
A United Methodist pastor for 31 years, Bill recently shifted into full time writing and consulting. As a trained intentional interim and church consultant, he has spent the last dozen years guiding parishes through transition and presenting workshops on congregational change. He is married to Karen, has two wonderfully grown and fled the nest children, a cat and a dog. He also enjoys photography, traveling, and keeping up with technology.
He also dabbles in fiction and is working on a novel or two. In the meantime he enters the odd short story contest and writes poetry. He has also written, pruduced, and published, three full length passion plays for the easter season. Contact him if you are interested in using one of his scripts.
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www.Billkemp.info serves as the location for Bill's blogs providing information that church leaders need to adapt their church to the postmodern world.See www.notperfectyet.com for Bill's books and other resources, as well as longer articles on significant subjects.