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TAG and Kevin Graham Ford launch the Transforming Church Resource Suite
This field guide offers detailed, practical guidance through the journey of Transforming Church – using tools, exercises, assessments and examples. Examine key questions confronting every church of every size.
Kevin Graham Ford
Chief Visionary Officer / Managing Partner of TAG
Kevin Graham Ford is the Chief Visionary Officer and Managing Partner of TAG. Kevin’s expertise includes strategic planning, organizational development, market research, and leadership development. Kevin received the 2002 National Leadership Award (awarded by a U.S. congressional committee) and he served as the Honorary Chairman of the Business Advisory Council for Virginia that same year. He is the co-author of The Thing in the Bushes… Turning Organizational Blind Spots into Competitive Advantage (Pinon Press, 2001, foreword by Bill Pollard, Chairman Emeritus of ServiceMaster, Director of Herman Miller and Pepsico). Steve Reinemund, CEO of Pepsico, said “this book will change your view of yourself and your organization”
Kevin has facilitated the development of over 400 strategic plans throughout North America. He was the senior consultant for the Redesign of the U.S. Army Staff -- the largest employer in the nation. He works with large organizations such as the Federal Aviation Administration and the Salvation Army, as well as small businesses, churches, and non-profits. As a researcher, Kevin has provided tools, surveys, and software systems that are in use throughout North America.
Kevin has been quoted extensively in the press and has appeared on dozens of business-related television and radio programs. Interviews and quotes have included the Los Angeles Times, Entrepreneur, Management Review, Employment Review, Business Week, Financial Services Marketing, Wall Street Journal, Human Resource Executive, and HR Today. Kevin earned a BA from the University of North Carolina and his Master of Divinity from Regent College at the University of British Columbia.
In 1995, Kevin published his first book, examining the values, needs, and beliefs of Generation X (Jesus For a New Generation, IVP 1995). George Gallup (Gallup Polls) said, “Kevin Ford sheds new light on a generation that has been misunderstood and maligned. He does so with keen insight and compassion.”
Kevin has spoken publicly to thousands of people around the world and is in constant demand as a facilitator and speaker for various corporations and organizations. He has led CEO Roundtables with Jim Collins and Margaret Wheatley and was a speaker at the 2002 YPO Aspen gathering with Herb Kelleher (Southwest Airlines Chairman), John Huey (Time Magazine Editor), and Jerry Greenwald (former United Airlines CEO). Kevin was one of ten featured speakers at the 2002 Organizational Development Summit with Peter Senge and Phil Harkins.
In addition to his business experience, Kevin has a background in full-time Christian work. He has worked in local church settings and in parachurch organizations. Kevin and his wife, Caroline, live in Northern Virginia with their daughters, Anabel and Leighton.
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The Transforming Church Index (TCI) is an online tool that provides you with over 60 pages of data and information. It is designed to identify your church's organizational competencies and opportunities for improvement. The TCI has been carefully constructed to examine the 12 key scales that reflect organizational competence. These are typically the most neglected set of competencies for churches.