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Each year, Ed Young, pastor of Texas megachurch, Fellowship Church, hosts the Creative Church Culture (C3) Conference, attended by thousands of pastors and lay leaders. Affiliated with the Southern...

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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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For congregations interested in learning about a community that has effected a significant change in culture, the story of Calvary Baptist Church in D.C. may be instructive. This Faith & Leadership...

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Several years ago, Ronald Heifetz started a leadership training organization rooted in the ideas first espoused in his book Leadership Without Easy Answers. Heifetz, a Harvard Business School...

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Since 2002, RELEVANT Media Group has published RELEVANT magazine, intended to speak to Christians in their 20s and 30s about how God is relevant to every aspect of culture. With content available...

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“C-I-R-C-L-E: it means something; it is a way to get somewhere else than where we are.” So say The Circle Way trainers, cofounders of {{PeerSpirit, Inc. | http://peerspirit.com/}}, and authors...

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Church Innovations Institute is a consulting and research group focused on questions of church culture. They provide a variety of services and resources for congregations who are concerned about 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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Now in its third edition, this classic resource explains why planning is so important to carrying out mission. Dr. Aubrey Malphurs is the senior professor of leadership and pastoral ministry at...

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A key role of congregational governance is to serve as a “steward of the mission.” Yet, too often, board members feel disconnected between the congregation’s primary purpose and the actual work of...

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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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This new book is a memoir, recounting one millennial feminist’s approach to life in Christian community, but it is also much more. Erin Lane, a program director for congregational leadership at the...

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With just a bit of translating-for example, replace the word organization with congregation, and customers with members-this book, from the originators of Appreciative Inquiry, offers congregations...

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Here author and former professor Robert McClory relays the stories of several Roman Catholic congregations and their experiences - both positive and negative - as they plan for and renovate their...

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Seven leading African American academics participate in a discussion of the controversial statement of Princeton professor Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr. that the Black Church is dead. In the conversation...

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Written from an evangelical perspective, this book outlines the results of a large-scale survey of “millennials” conducted by LifeWay research group, focused on those born between 1980 and 1991....

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This series of thoughtful articles on different facets of life among religiously unaffiliated Americans provides an accessible glimpse of the diversity, sophistication, and perspective of “nones”....

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We often think of the church as an organization, but in this book, authors John Flowers and Karen Vannoy, push readers to think about the church as an organism. Organisms, by their very nature,...

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The Center for Parish Development doesn’t use the word transformation lightly. This organization, located in Chicago, Illinois, is serious about helping your congregation live fully into its...

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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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