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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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Mental Health Ministries is dedicated to providing resources that help faith communities become more caring and supportive of people and families living with mental illness. The DVD Caring...

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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...

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On many corners in most US cities we can spot a church that is struggling to survive. Then we turn the corner and travel a few blocks down only to discover a church that is thriving; maybe even...

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Timely and appropriate care of their sacred space helps congregations keep the focus on mission and ministry. A facilities assessment can inform a range of building concerns, from routine...

Thumb church marketing 101

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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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“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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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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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...

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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...

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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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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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W. Craig Gilliam, director of The Center for Pastoral Effectiveness for the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, works with churches that are experiencing conflict. His...

Thumb church administration handbook

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This comprehensive resource will help those responsible for congregational administration to organize and implement a wide variety of programs. The book is packed with practical, time-tested...

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