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Hunter’s book provides a comprehensive view of modernity and culture, including contemporary changes related to religious identity and belonging, and proposes a way for Christians to “change the...

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A “complicated” phase that “is scary, is challenging, and is full of potential” is how church expert Loren Mead describes the time when changes in clergy leadership occur. Not surprisingly, Mead...

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Congregations relocate for many reasons, including lack of expansion space in the current location, and changed circumstances in the community. Rather than simply move to a new location, Lifeway...

Thumb the practice of adaptive leadership

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Many leadership books deal almost solely with theory. Such books can be interesting but not practical. This book is highly practical. The authors have taken the leadership dynamics originally...

Thumb real good church

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Is your congregation struggling to survive? Molly Baskette’s ten year journey through congregational revitalization in her urban Boston congregation provides a blueprint for hope and change. Her...

Thumb missional map making

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Transitioning to a missional, outwardly-focused model of ministry requires shifts in thinking and strategies. Viewing the change process through the lens of map-making provides a fresh, engaging...

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Culture change can be influenced by external, as well as internal factors, and for many urban congregations, changes in the demographics of the surrounding community have prompted change. The...

Thumb journey wilderness

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Gil Rendle is a reliable source of congregational resources and practical advice. As a United Methodist pastor and a long-time consultant with the Texas Methodist Foundation, he has deep experience...

Thumb church of many colors

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This history and identity of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts is a model of adaptive, resilient congregational change. Founded by Swedish immigrants in the nineteenth century,...

Thumb memories

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Mark Lau Branson, associate professor of ministry of the laity at Fuller Theological Seminary, tells the unfolding story of First Presbyterian Church in Altadena, California and its experience...

Thumb leadership on the line

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This significant chapter from Heifetz and Linsky's book, Leadership on the Line, uses case studies to address handling differences and conflict in a time of adaptive change “in a way that...

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All congregations have issues that need addressed and often leaders who attempt to address them think of them as problems that need to be solved. But what if a different approach, a more positive...

Thumb merging congregations

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Literature on synagogue mergers is hard to find. In this contribution, merger administrator, Brenner, offers insights and practical tools to guide leaders thru the intricacies of the merger...

Thumb ai summit

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Practitioners and facilitators with a working knowledge of Appreciative Inquiry will find this book a very practical guide for designing and implementing an Appreciative Inquiry Summit. This book,...

Thumb look before you lead

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Practical and offering good questions for engagement, this book provides a structured orientation to church culture from a conservative and evangelical perspective. Written by Aubrey Malphurs, a...

Thumb transforming congregational culture

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From long-time teacher, author, consultant and ordained United Church of Christ minister Anthony B. Robinson comes a comprehensive look at the power of transformative change in congregational...

Thumb insights into congregational conflict

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One of a series of publications produced by Faith Communities Today (FACT), connecting research with strategies for dealing with important issues facing US congregations. Here the authors analyze...

Thumb cracking culture code

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Beginning from the premise that church culture is more important to a congregation’s success than the vision of the ministry, author, pastor and leadership consultant Sam Chand seeks to help...

Thumb structured for mission

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For congregations feeling overwhelmed by the scale and multiplicity of change around and within them, this book offers a roadmap. Alan Roxburgh, a pastor, writer and consultant with {{The Missional Network | http://themissionalnetwork.com/}}...

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Each year, Ed Young, pastor of Texas megachurch, Fellowship Church, hosts the Creative Church Culture (C3) Conference, attended by thousands of pastors and lay leaders. Affiliated with the Southern...

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