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Thumb gifts of a small church

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Whether you believe that the small church is a means of God’s grace and is imperfectly perfect just as it is or if you believe that it must grow and change, former small church pastor Jason Byassee...

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Darrin Patrick, founder of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network, and Mark DeVine, Baptist pastor and seminary professor, tell the story of a successful church merger from start to finish. A dying...

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This three-page document from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership may be brief, but it is full of practical suggestions for making your congregation welcoming and user-friendly for guests....

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The ‘little book’ series is a group of short, practical resources on topics of conflict resolution and peacemaking, produced by the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite...

Thumb beyond the ordinary

book

This book is a user friendly look at vitality in congregations. Based on their work related to the U.S. Congregational Life Survey, the authors identify ten strengths key to vital congregations. ...

Thumb us congregational life survey

web resource

Over 500,000 worshipers in over 5,000 congregations have completed the U.S. Congregational Life Survey since it was first offered in 2001. A second offering took place in the fall of 2008 and...

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Yes, this book has some age on it. It was published in 1998. It is still readily available. And the book provides a comprehensive list of assessment questions for a congregation to consider. The...

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The CHAT Church survey has been used by many different kinds of congregations. This includes mainline congregations. Many users are non-denominational or are from historically evangelical faith...

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Author Mike McMullen says that “This publication offers research, insights and resources to help . . . leaders deal constructively with integrating and energizing both new and old congregational...

Thumb starting a nonprofit

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This article is a concise yet comprehensive overview of the steps to creating a successful nonprofit organization, from conducting a needs analysis to outlining a business plan. While the article...

Thumb appreciative leadership

book

Based on extensive personal and focus group interviews using Appreciative Inquiry questions, the authors, who are nationally known experts in the field of organizational leadership and development,...

Thumb building assets together

book

Developmental assets are those qualities or circumstances that help young people “grow up healthy, caring, and principled.” This inviting collection of 166 activities for middle and high school...

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Anne Curley’s experience as a communication consultant for congregations and judicatories in crisis is evident in this edited version of an interview with her about crisis communication. Curley is...

Thumb church marketing 101

book

Church marketing professional Richard Reising’s premise is that “Marketing is part of the infrastructure” of the church, saying “it is the steel beams that hold up the walls.” Reising defines...

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Lott Carey is an African American Baptist social mission organization, founded in 1897, and named for Rev. Lott Cary, one of the first missionaries to West Africa from the United States. Born into...

Thumb leading and growing

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“Don’t be afraid of small beginnings; remember this whole thing started with a mouse.” -Walt Disney. So begins minister coach and executive pastor Dan Reiland’s two-part article about how to grow...

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book

This book comes from a Leadership Network series. Leadership Network began in 1984 and seeks to foster innovation movements that activate congregations to greater impact. The authors use the...

Thumb worship at the next level

book

Worship and worship leadership are the two foci of this collection of essays edited by church leaders and authors Tim Dearborn and Scott Coil. They offer this resource as a way “to encourage the...

Thumb how to shape your churchs culture

article

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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Young people, unaffiliated with any congregation or particular religious tradition, may be living their faith in a new way: “attending to what matters” without attending church. Alaina Kleinbeck,...

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