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Holly Catterton Allen’s guest editorial introduces 5 articles by experienced authors who continue to research this theme. Congregations are one of the few places where multi-generations meet...

Thumb to know as we are known

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Parker Palmer urges teachers and learners to recapture the spiritual dimension of education. To explain how the spiritual dimension can be re-introduced, the author begins by positing three sources...

Thumb positive deviance initiative

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“The ‘positive deviance’ (PD) approach is a problem solving, asset-based approach grounded in the fact that communities have assets or resources they haven’t tapped.” In the PD process, these...

Thumb honoring the generations

book

Coordinated by editors M. Sydney Park of Beeson Divinity School, Soong-Chan Rah from North Park Theological Seminary, and Al Tizon of Palmer Theological Seminary, this books involves contributions...

Thumb the art of powerful questions

book

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...

Thumb becoming lifelong learners

book

The Catholic Church is leaving behind old models of faith formation and embracing new forms more relevant to the needs of today. This approach uses as a focus the major yearly events of the parish...

Thumb critical minds

book

Professor of ministry and pastoral theology Kathleen Talvacchia concludes that being hospitable and providing a hospitable environment is key to creating an effective multi-cultural learning...

Thumb strategies for educating

book

The history of African American Sunday School “dates back to the very beginning of the Sunday School movement in the United States.” Combining knowledge of that tradition with insights from modern...

Thumb childrens ministry that works

book

Children’s minister and author Craig Jutila is one of nearly two dozen experienced ministry leaders who contributed to this highly practical handbook. The writers address foundational issues such...

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book

“Christian-storied leaders.” That’s the way Nazarene preacher and professor, Jay Martinson, characterizes his target audience. And for good reason: He is convinced that story is a fundamental force...

Thumb lifelong faith

periodical

For six years the Life Long Faith Journal has been an inspirational guide for those who see growth in faith understanding as essential to life. It is now available online at no cost in PDF format....

Thumb think orange

book

Founder of the Orange Conference, Reggie Joiner was asked to write this book to capture the impact a more holistic and organic approach to children’s and youth ministry might make. Christian...

Thumb faith formation 2020

book

One of the appendices to this helpful book lists “8 Driving Forces Effecting the Future of the Faith”. This is a hopeful book designed primarily for Roman Catholic audiences in which the future...

Thumb shaping spiritual leaders

book

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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Friendship Ministries is a not-for-profit organization that exists to help churches and organizations around the world share God’s love with people who have intellectual disability and to enable...

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article

If your rural congregation needs to re-connect its ministry to its context, you will appreciate long-time rural pastor Roy Kaufman’s brief article on the value of prayer walks. Kaufman and several...

Thumb christian education

book

Author, deacon, and PhD. Lora-Ellen McKinney believes that Christian Education (CE) is critically important for congregational vitality. Her book offers a comprehensive examination of CE and...

Thumb moments of impact

book

Conversations abound in congregations. Over coffee, at evening meetings, via email; in some ways the sermon itself is a conversation. Too often, conversations amount to so much talk and too little...

Thumb twelve keys

book

Now in its second edition, this book offers practical guidelines and tools to help congregations claim and expand upon their strengths and become stronger and healthier. Kennon Callahan is a...

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book

This bestseller set off a seismic change in leadership development, management, and consulting by shifting the focus from the individual performance of the CEO-senior pastor, agency president,...

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