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Thumb the practice of adaptive leadership

book

Many leadership books deal almost solely with theory. Such books can be interesting but not practical. This book is highly practical. The authors have taken the leadership dynamics originally...

Thumb strategies for educating

book

The history of African American Sunday School “dates back to the very beginning of the Sunday School movement in the United States.” Combining knowledge of that tradition with insights from modern...

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We’ve all been to meetings where nothing gets done. This is not time well spent. Thankfully, with just enough planning and intentionality, committee and team meetings can be productive. This...

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The developmental life of congregations follows a predictable trajectory. Veteran pastor, congregational consultant and coach George Bullard presents a life cycle model that can help leaders...

Thumb when helping hurts

book

Poverty is a real and complex issue for persons of faith, whether it’s in their backyard or on the other side of the world. This book is a frank analysis of poverty from a social science and...

Thumb developme

web resource

A free online staff development and evaluation tool, developed by LifeChurch.tv. This tool aims to support a church staff in developing goals and addressing individual growth as well as conducting...

Thumb for the city

book

Carter and Patrick are experienced urban church planters and mega-church pastors. Yet, they realize that the urban witness of the church is struggling under the changes of contemporary culture....

Thumb missional communities

book

Those searching for spiritual significance outside of the conventional congregation model may find what they are looking for in missional communities. This alternative form promotes sharing faith...

Thumb falling upward

book

The message that “falling” is the way to spiritual growth can seem counterintuitive. Yet, in this small volume, priest and sage Richard Rohr argues that falling, or failure, is really the only way...

Thumb intergenerational ministry

periodical

Holly Catterton Allen’s guest editorial introduces 5 articles by experienced authors who continue to research this theme. Congregations are one of the few places where multi-generations meet...

Thumb leaders make the future

book

Bob Johansen is a social scientist and futurist who served for ten years as the president of the Institute for the Future. He has a keen interest in values and religion. He also has a deep concern...

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This four-day conference is sponsored by the International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC), a ministry of the Roman Catholic Church. “ICSC is the only organization dedicated exclusively to...

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organization

The Jewish Social Justice Roundtable is a coalition of organizations committed to the promotion of social justice, highlighting the centrality of these values to Jewish life, and “advancing social...

Thumb facilitation at a glance

book

A remarkable amount of practical information about facilitating, what it looks like and how to do it is contained in this small but authoritative resource by consultant, educator, and Certified...

Thumb the skilled facilitator

book

This classic text by psychologist, consultant, and facilitator Roger Schwarz offers readers a comprehensive view of the theory and practice of facilitating conversations in order to “help groups...

Thumb more than 50 ways

book

While most people agree that effective organizations have strong leaders who are committed to the common vision and collaborate as a team, many also believe that achieving this is idealistic....

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organization

BoardSource seeks to help nonprofit board members become exceptional leaders who can help their organizations accomplish their goals and “advance the public good.” BoardSource does this by offering...

Thumb ministry with the poor

web resource

Produced by the United Methodist Church (UMC), this webpage provides a variety of resources for congregations to learn and mobilize for “genuine transformative ministry with the poor.” Ministry...

Thumb the decision book

book

Described as a workbook, this source offers its models as active processes, rather than giving answers or telling one how to think. Readers are encouraged to copy or modify the models, so they...

Thumb better bylaws

book

Creating an equitable framework for self-governance is a difficult task for a congregation. Former law professor and author Benson Tesdahl meets this challenge via a congregation’s bylaws, offering...

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