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Thumb myth of the 200

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More than one clergy person has remarked, “We get to 200 then the next year we are back down to 160 in worship. Why is this happening?” There is something about the 200 barrier. This book takes...

Thumb doing the math of mission

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“Evaluation” is not such a bad word. It is about making a judgment about the value of something. To make such a value judgment, you need to be in learning mode. Curiosity will serve you well. In...

Thumb the in between church

book

Is your congregation growing? Or perhaps your congregation is getting smaller? Regardless, it helps to know what to expect as your congregation changes. This book, by former Alban consultant...

Thumb the missional leader

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In this book, noted author and internationally known missional church leader, Alan Roxburgh, joins forces with organizational consultant and psychologist Fred Romanuk to promote missional church...

Thumb catholics come home

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The campaign and resources provided by Catholics Come Home are an excellent starting point for parishes or diocesan groups concerned with outreach to “lapsed Catholics” and those without a church...

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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...

Thumb group processes that facilitate positive change

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Recent studies and congregational experience show that a positive approach can successfully address “adaptive” or non-technical issues in a way that a focus on problem-solving cannot. This article,...

Thumb what to do when a fight breaks out

web resource

Two lively video discussions, about 15 minutes each, are part of a weekly series by Dr. Kris Tenny-Brittian, a Disciples of Christ regional minister and consultant, and Dr. Bill Tenny-Brittian, a...

Thumb staying with conflict

book

Some conflicts are so deep, complex and enduring that they are not going to be ‘resolved’ or even ‘managed’ in traditional ways. In these cases, what is called for is not a third-party consultant...

Thumb insights into congregational conflict

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One of a series of publications produced by Faith Communities Today (FACT), connecting research with strategies for dealing with important issues facing US congregations. Here the authors analyze...

Thumb my top 10 church planting

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Top 10 lists are helpful because they clarify the complicated. They also provide boundaries in a world where we sometimes don’t have enough signs that tell us when and where to start or stop. ...

Thumb ten most common mistakes

book

These two coaches/consultants want you to learn from the mistakes that others have made. Not only is there no reason to reinvent the wheel, there is no reason to reinvent the Pinto (a not so great...

Thumb launch

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In 2010 more new congregations began than closed. Studies shows that trend is continuing into and perhaps past mid-decade. Are you considering starting a new congregation? The book Launch might...

Thumb the nuts and bolts

book

This book will not offer you best practices related to church planting. What it will do is offer you a framework by which you can pray and think about your specific, unique efforts at church...

Thumb digital cathedral

book

What if your congregation wasn’t primarily represented by its building? What if your congregation was primarily represented by its relationships? Lutheran pastor Keith Anderson wants you to...

Thumb memories

book

Mark Lau Branson, associate professor of ministry of the laity at Fuller Theological Seminary, tells the unfolding story of First Presbyterian Church in Altadena, California and its experience...

Thumb ai summit

book

Practitioners and facilitators with a working knowledge of Appreciative Inquiry will find this book a very practical guide for designing and implementing an Appreciative Inquiry Summit. This book,...

Thumb ai catholic church

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An excellent resource for Catholic parishes and organizations interested in learning about and using Appreciative Inquiry. Written from a Catholic perspective, the book offers stories from Catholic...

Thumb the power of ai

book

Drawing on a diverse group of organizations and settings, the authors, who are nationally known Appreciative Inquiry experts, illustrate the many ways Appreciative Inquiry can be used successfully....

Thumb appreciative leadership

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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,...

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