Joe Daniels is Lead Pastor at Emory United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, and leader of a Relevant, Enthusiastic, Authentic and Loving church movement. He served as a district superintendent and as a co-chair of the Washington Interfaith Network. He teaches at Wesley Theological Seminary and his books include The Power of REAL and Walking with Nehemiah.

Christie Latona is director of connectional ministries for the Baltimore Washington Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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How do you reignite a church when it seems that no one wants to lead? In every space and place, God wants transformation to occur.…