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Bob Whitesel

Robert Whitesel

Affiliate Assistant Professor

BS Psychology, Purdue University

MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary

D.Min, Fuller Theological Seminary

PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary


For over 30 years Bob Whitesel has coached and consulted for churches of all sizes on issues of growth, health and change. An award-winning writer/scholar, he holds two earned doctorates (DMin and PhD) from Fuller Theological Seminary, is the recipient of both Donald McGavran Awards, the founding professor of an accredited seminary and has authored 14 books and hundreds of articles. He continues an active career training and coaching leaders.


Growing the Post-Pandemic Church : A Leadership.Church Guide (2021)Enthusiast! Finding a Faith that Fills (2018). ReMIX: Transitioning Your Church to Living Color (2016), with Mark DeYmaz.The Healthy Church: Practical Ways To Strengthen a Church’s Heart (2013). Cure for the Common Church: God’s Plan To Restore Church Health (2012). Organix: Signs of Leadership in a Changing Church (2011). Waypoints: Navigating Your Spiritual Journey (2010). Companion volume to Spiritual Waypoints.Spiritual Waypoints: Helping Others Navigate Their Spiritual Journey (Indianapolis, IN: The Wesleyan Publishing House, 2010).

PREPARING FOR CHANGE REACTION: How To Introduce Change in Your Church (Indianapolis, IN: The Wesleyan Publishing House, 2008).

INSIDE THE ORGANIC CHURCH: Learning from 12 Emerging Congregations (Nashville: TN: Abingdon Press, August 2006).

GROWTH BY ACCIDENT, DEATH BY PLANNING: How Not to Kill a Growing Congregation. (Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2004).