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Thumb born of water

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Some small congregations with limited resources think more about closing their doors than doing ministry. They wonder, “Is it hopeless?” Absolutely not, say professors Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook and...

Thumb advanced strategic planning

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Now in its third edition, this classic resource explains why planning is so important to carrying out mission. Dr. Aubrey Malphurs is the senior professor of leadership and pastoral ministry at...

Thumb shaping spiritual leaders

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Sometimes congregants picture student ministers or seminary interns when they think about supervisory relationships within the context of their congregations. But pastor and former professor...

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Group Publishing continues to be a perennial favorite for Christian churches seeking contemporary, easy-to-use, well-constructed, and biblically based resources on volunteers and volunteer...

Thumb group childrens ministry

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Teachers and ministry leaders will find free tips, tools and articles on a variety of topics, including leadership, volunteers, and administration. Children’s Ministry magazine’s e-version can be...

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The Gallup Strengths Center offers Gallup’s StrengthsFinder process and its strengths coaching resources. StrengthsFinder provides an assessment tool, and is designed to help users identify,...

Thumb boomer volunteer engagement

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Organizational consultants Jill Fixler and Beth Steinhorn created the Facilitator’s Tool Kit to expand on a 2008 book by Fixler and Sandie Eichberg, Boomer Volunteer Engagement. (Reading the 2008...

Thumb 365 ideas

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Sunny Fader’s volunteer and non-for-profit experiences influence her view of volunteers: volunteers are assets, and as such, they deserve respect and care. Fader further claims that the recruitment...

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Group's Equipping Institute, an arm of Group Publishing, offers two options for congregations to receive volunteer leadership training. The first is an onsite training program at Group’s...

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Energize, Inc. is a place to learn and exchange knowledge about volunteers and volunteerism. Energize founder and President Susan Ellis has nearly forty years of professional experience, has...

Thumb leading life changing small groups

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Small group expert, author, and consultant Bill Donahue says that from the beginning of time, human beings were made to be in community. From Donahue’s perspective, congregational small groups are...

Thumb discovering gods vision

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This book is the core resource in a comprehensive spiritual gifts program of the same title. Written by pastor, clinical psychologist, and founder and Executive Director of Stephen Ministries...

Thumb called chosen

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Many types of faith traditions face a similar challenge: a shortage of professional clergy, and faithful lay ministers who have not had the benefit of a seminary education. Some believe that the...

Thumb becoming a congregation of learners

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Religious leaders agree that a commitment to life-long learning by congregants is critically important to the overall well-being and strength of faith communities, and Professor of Jewish...

Thumb holding your family together

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“God bless you. I love you. Goodnight.” These were the words Rich Melheim and his sister heard every night as children, as their mother tucked them into bed. Her blessing was the final act of a...

Thumb social media gospel

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Sociologist Meredith Gould says she is “a passionate advocate for using social media tools for building community and deepening faith.” To that end, this Roman Catholic resource helps congregations...

Thumb rebuilt

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This much-anticipated book by a well-known Roman Catholic priest and his lay associate has had a dramatic impact on readers. The authors have drawn on the “wisdom of thriving mega-churches and...

Thumb practicing our faith

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As disorienting as the world can be, given our frenetic pace and lack of rootedness, this book offers a unifying way of life centered on essential Christian practices. Each chapter is written by a...

Thumb what to do when a fight breaks out

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Two lively video discussions, about 15 minutes each, are part of a weekly series by Dr. Kris Tenny-Brittian, a Disciples of Christ regional minister and consultant, and Dr. Bill Tenny-Brittian, a...

Thumb difficult conversations

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The authors are team members of the Harvard Negotiation Project, here building on the Project’s work begun with the best-seller Getting to Yes. This secular resource walks through the importance of...

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