A majority of churches are grounded - shrinking in membership and resources, unsure how to make the changes needed to be vital again. Pastor and pilot Cameron Trimble has helped hundreds of congregations get airborne again, and Piloting Church: Helping Your Congregation Take Flight guides you through the steps to getting your congregation out of the maintenance hangar and back into the skies.



Using piloting as an engaging framework for organizational transformation, Trimble addresses the process of planning, executing, and completing a church revitalization project in 10 easy-to-read chapters:

  • Decide You Want to Fly

  • What Kind of Pilot Will You Be?

  • The Fundamentals of Flight

  • Your Flight Crew

  • Charting Your Course

  • Preflight Checklist

  • Funding Your Flying Habit

  • Managing Comms

  • Mayday Moments

  • Making a Successful Landing





Executive Director, American Academy of Religion

A gem of a book! Both philosophical and practical. Cameron Trimble offers both nuggets of wisdom and practical steps for advancing beyond stuck places. This book is for pastors, for sure, but it is really for anyone who wants to be part of creating new spaces for the thriving of all creation.



author of Cory and the Seventh Story

I finally found the book I would wish upon every seminarian (and professor!), every pastor (and denominational official), every church leadership board (and committee), and every small group and class. Cameron Trimble is already respected as one of our top church consultants and interdenominational networkers, but with Piloting Church, she also distinguishes herself as one of our best religious writers. I feel like I just ate a delicious meal including a perfect appetizer, fantastic main course, and amazing dessert. Highly recommended!



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Cameron Trimble is the Executive Director and CEO at The Center for Progressive Renewal. Cameron also directs Convergence Network, a multi-denominational network of congregations and leaders in North America. Rev. Trimble is an adjunct professor teaching social innovation in a number of universities in the United States. She is an ordained pastor in the United Church of Christ, have served as a pastor of four congregations in the Atlanta area.  Her ministry in national and regional church settings has given her a unique perspective on the challenges of cultivating leaders equipped to meet the needs of the future of mainline Protestantism. Her coaching and consulting clients are primarily executive leaders going through dynamic culture transformations. Diversity, she believes, is the source of lasting innovation and the social transformation. In becoming a pilot, Cameron learned many of her leadership lessons through the adventures of the cockpit of her airplane. In her work, she has learned to combine these two passions – pastoring and piloting – to teach the art of leadership in organizational systems.