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United Methodist leader Robert Crossman offers fifty helpful actions that congregations can take to ease clergy leadership transitions. Crossman covers seven topics. One helps congregations “say...

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“It took a mini-stroke, a mass exodus and a spiritual winter to get my attention - and my congregation’s,” writes David Alves. He requested and received a 6-month sabbatical from day-to-day...

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Authors and denominational leaders Susan Gillies and Ingrid Dvirnak combine their ministry experience and communication skills in this practical resource that gives readers helpful approaches,...

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This brief article by Bob D’Ambrosio, a Group Church Leadership Team member, discusses five motivations people have for volunteering. D’Ambrosio wants to help leaders guide volunteers to an...

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“The greatest transformation comes during times when we quiet ourselves long enough to listen attentively… to God, to one another, and to what’s stirring in our own hearts.” This statement from the...

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Katarina examines the growing phenomenon of Roman Catholic priests serving multiple parishes. Based on her extensive research and in-depth interviews with pastors, the author offers a variety of...

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Starting from the premise that church conflict is inevitable, the consultants from The Armstrong Group, a management consulting firm with a division working with pastors, creatively offer tools to...

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If you’ve ever felt bewildered by your congregations reaction to change- or maybe your own- this book just might clear the air for you. Author Keith McFayden, an ordained Presbyterian minister and...

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The aspirations of the Center for Courage and Renewal are rooted in the work of Parker Palmer, a writer and speaker who focuses on education, community, leadership and spiritual issues. The Center...

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Those involved with The Transforming Center believe that the best thing Christians bring to their leadership in the church is their transforming selves. To that end, the Center seeks to strengthen...

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This ecumenical Christian resource center offers books, assessment tools, workshops and more that address “church planting, church health, and leadership development.” The resources cover a range...

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Susan Beaumont, a former Alban consultant, maintains a vibrant consulting practice and contributes practical tips for leaders who serve large congregations. She is an extremely well-qualified...

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Randy Cochran is the executive pastor of community at Gateway Church in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. In this role, he oversees small group development and small group leader training. He argues that...

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Organized into three tracks, the “Creating a Culture of Renewal” leadership development approach, led by author and consultant Rebekah Simon-Peter, is designed to meet congregational leaders where...

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Researchers and authors Cynthia Woolever and Deborah Bruce (1955-2012) believe that clergy satisfaction and congregational health are intertwined. Their work promotes an in-depth understanding of...

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Servant leadership development and team building are two of the focused outcomes of any learning experience designed and led by Ulead, an organization located in Northern Indiana. Focused on the...

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Israel Galindo, congregational consultant and dean of Baptist Theological Seminary, Richmond, is a leader in applying Bowen Systems theory to congregational life. He takes leaders below the...

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As a professor of Christian Ethics, it isn’t surprising that Nimi Wariboko would have an interest in helping pastors reflect on their theology of money. Yet Wariboko is interested in pastors...

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Religious leaders are often ambivalent about power. Andy Crouch wants such leaders to understand what is at stake regarding such ambivalence. The executive editor at Christianity Today, Crouch is...

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Thankfully, there are many fine congregational consultants. Finding the right fit for your congregation, however, can be a challenge. You need to make sure the consultant complements your...

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