Congregational Resource Guide
Finding the right resources for your congregation
Many congregations are big on community ministries for others. Increasingly, however, leaders are learning that long-term effectiveness comes from mutual ministry - community ministry where congregations build relationships with people in the community, and together they design and build a community ministry using assets from both groups. Community Ministry Resources is a listing of books, articles, websites and more designed to equip congregations for mutual community ministries. The tools provided by these resources assist congregations in discerning direction and finding practical support. The dozens of listings are arranged by category, including “Equipping Congregational Leaders” and “Practical Tools for Community Ministry.” Resource annotations help readers decide which resources are the best fit for their congregation. Included are helps for tackling specific issues such as hunger and refugee resettlement. The Center for Congregations created Community Ministry Resources for use in central Indiana, so a few entries have a geographically limited application. Broader audiences will still find plenty to like in this far-ranging collection.