Tom Bandy

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Bandy (Tom) is an author, consultant, and leadership coach for Christian organizations and faith-based non-profits. Tom has published over 25 books including Sideline Church: Bridging the Chasm Between Churches and Cultures (Abingdon Press, 2018), available at Cokesbury and Amazon. He is the president of Thriving Church Consulting and can be contacted using the website's contact page.

Lucinda Holmes

Lucinda S. Holmes is a retired pastor in the UMC Great Plains Conference. She served over 30 years in ministry, including work as a District Superintendent and as coach and mentor to others. She is co-author of Worship Ways: For the People Within Your Reach (Abingdon Press, 2014), available on Amazon.

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Why worship? I mean really, why worship? This is the deeper question that is asked by the rapidly growing population of spiritually yearning, institutionally alienated…