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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...

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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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GraceNet is a nonprofit organization that provides coaching and consulting to congregations in the areas of spiritual leadership, pastoral development, congregational revitalization and evangelism....

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Those looking for information about visual arts and worship might not think to look on one of today’s trendiest websites-Pinterest! Yet, all it takes is typing in the home page search the words...

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For congregations who wish to take a deeper look at what they really have at their disposal for mission and ministry, this readily accessible and helpful workbook is a powerful ally. Its purpose is...

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For 25 years, Susan Beaumont has been consulting. Her practice with the Alban Institute and now Congregational Consulting Group has led to what some might call a specialty: dealing with large...

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Most of us experience up close the changing cultural context for religious life. What many of us lack is a comprehensive response. Rabbi Kerry Olitzky provides both a diagnosis and solution...

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There is a reason why more congregations are looking at expanding to more than one site. For many congregations it works. Mission expands. Attendance increases. The congregation touches more...

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How does a congregation decide whether, when, and how to engage an outside consultant? This brief guide walks leaders through basic considerations and then offers insights and practical tools for...

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This concise article from LifeWay, the Southern Baptist publishing house, provides a great overview introduction to understanding what “church culture” is in the first place. By seeing how a...

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Congregations and leaders familiar with the work of the Alban Institute will be pleased to discover that many of the excellent consultants of Alban continue to offer their extensive and...

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This article captures the thinking of Rabbi Sid Schwarz concerning the challenges facing synagogues in the United States. Rabbi Schwarz is the director of the Clergy Leadership Incubator (CLI), a...

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The Episcopal Church USA has developed the New Visions Initiative to focus on renewal, visioning for the future, and creative culture change in historically African American Episcopal...

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This book begins with an unpromising diagnosis. The authors assert that the decline of the church in the United States is steeper than we think. They declare “the American church is broken.” ...

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Bicycle riders who use pedal clips can perform at a higher level by using both the upward and downward pedaling motion to propel them forward. In Clip In, a veteran pastor and an educator...

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Visitors can enter two portals, “Introducing the Reformation” and “Resources for Deeper Study.” Each provides a range of information in a variety of formats. For example, the “Introducing …” portal...

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Denominational leader and former pastor Jeffrey Jones offers both “hard truths” and hope to congregations who desire vibrant and healthy faith communities despite declining attendance and...

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Be reassured: Armstrong, a United Methodist pastor, and the diverse group of Christian clergy who contribute to the book, “love the church, believe it won’t fail, and know it has to change”....

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Certain needs develop when your congregation grows. This article will help you identify those needs. And then do something about them. When your congregation grows there is more need for formal...

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“Servant Evangelism” is a website and blog that contains the wisdom of Steve Sjogren. He draws on his 15 years as pastor of a Cincinnati based Vineyard congregation. The kind of evangelism that...

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