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Thumb the unbroken circle

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James Brook’s highly readable and comprehensive book/toolkit fills a huge need for congregations: how to organize, plan for, educate and monitor ministries to persons who are ill, dying, or...

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Bruce Reyes-Chow is well qualified to write a book about race for several reasons: he is a third generation Chinese/Filipino; he has pastored multicultural congregations in his native Northern...

Thumb the ethnic church

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As one chapter of a larger study of trends in the Latino religious community, “The Ethnic Church” documents that in major religious traditions in the United States the houses of worship most...

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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...

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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...

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This thorough treatment of the subject provides any congregation the necessary tools to decide whether or not starting a nonprofit organization is in the best interest of the congregation and of...

Thumb gifts of a small church

book

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...

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. ...

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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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book

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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book

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...

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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

article

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...

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article

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...

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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...

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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organization

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...

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