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Transforming any group of individuals into a cohesive community takes energy, passion, and desire. It also takes planning, strategy, and a process, and that is what author and consultant Peter...

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Although Professor Kathleen Black’s book was published more than a decade ago, readers may come away with the view that Black was ahead of her time. One of Black’s goals is to identify the...

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Bryan Massingale is a priest and professor who combines scholarship, personal experience, and passion to examine and discuss the Roman Catholic Church’s response to racism in the United States. He...

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Determining the need for outside professional help can sometimes be confusing for pastoral leaders. Knowing who to call, what questions to ask and what qualities and expertise to look for are...

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GIA is not only a well-respected publisher of sacred music it is the exclusive publisher in America of music from the Taizé community. On this website, you will find reasonably priced “bundles” of...

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There’s always a story behind every congregation’s understanding of themselves. It’s a story that they have inherited and a story they unconsciously live by. But is it a true story; a story that...

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Will congregational leaders become servant leaders or self-serving ones? Will they influence through control and manipulation or lead like Jesus? These are the kinds of questions that leadership...

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Today many business and congregational leaders are discovering the invaluable practice of asking powerful and penetrating questions. In this 16 page booklet, authors Juanita Brown, Eric Vogt and...

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What is most needed during times of congregational conflict is a way to disentangle from the fray and stand on the balcony for a better look at things. That’s what Peter Steinke provides in this...

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Church leaders facing a prolonged plateau of growth and wondering what to do will find Alice Mann’s book, Raising the Roof, a gift of hope. Mann, at the time a Senior Consultant with the Alban...

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In this book, Dr. Ron Wolfson casts a compelling vision for how synagogues can become vibrant spiritual centers in their communities. With energetic and descriptive language, he paints a picture of...

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There are a lot of books about church growth and church health, but few about what it means for a church to live to their potential. This book is one that is about the latter. It’s about churches...

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SALT Nashville is a visual worship conference and a one-of-a-kind event. Its name reflects the conference purpose-to train worship leaders how to use art as salt and preserve the gospel for today’s...

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Stephen Proctor, in his own words, is a “missionary of beauty” and “curator of visual worship” who loves to create experiences that engage people’s imaginations and invite wonder and astonishment....

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For those who appreciate religious art, it’s refreshing to discover an internet resource that includes high quality art. The Jean and Alexander Heard Library of Vanderbilt University, in their...

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“What is the basis for a relationship between the church and visual imagery?” “Is art idolatry and vanity, or can it be used to strengthen the church?” For those who are asking similar questions,...

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If you are looking for a bibliography of art resources related to faith and worship, this page on Calvin Institute’s web site provides an excellent choice. The bibliography is organized according...

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Many congregations have sought information about the Design/Build process as an alternative to traditional design and construction methods. The National Association of Church Design Builders...

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Leading church growth expert Gary McIntosh offers this helpful guide to orient congregations to move through age and growth cycles. He identifies five phases of church life: emerging, growing,...

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This broad ranging book edited by David Smith explores the connection between religion and giving. Ten contributing authors within the Abrahamic traditions deal with a variety of issues. Each...

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