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This fundraising company, based in Arkansas, has a staff of consultants who provide a wide range of strategic ministry and stewardship planning services, led by Dr. J. Clif Christopher, United...

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Now in its fourth edition, this book is a standard for those planning a capital campaign, and seeking to learn about the components, potential, and best practices from an experienced practitioner....

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Beyond Fundraising covers all aspects of congregational stewardship and fundraising in short, practical chapters. It targets Unitarian congregations and assumes that tradition’s governance, but the...

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“I believe there are companies that have built wonderful facilities in prime locations that are now sitting empty because God has destined them for community-shaping and life-impacting churches.” ...

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In this free government publication, congregational facility managers will find useful information and practical guidance for improved energy efficiency. The 46-page PDF is full of tips and tools...

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The Association of Consultants for Liturgical Space (ACLS) is an ecumenical, professional organization focused on church art and architecture. Many ACLS members are artists, architects, and...

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“According to the EPA: most congregations can cut energy costs by up to 30% by investing strategically in efficient equipment, facility upgrades and maintenance.” In this article, Kansas Interfaith...

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Society has changed over time, providing fewer organic opportunities for people to gather. Yet, these “third place spaces” (non-home and non-work) are as important as ever. Consider the...

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Here is help for people of religious faith-clergy and lay members with or without personal disability experience-positioned to make congregational decisions about accessibility and inclusion. Here...

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Faith and Form is a journal published four times annually. Its mission is to provide and exchange knowledge, insight, and creativity among those who create and use art and architecture in a...

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How much about the features of a Roman Catholic Church do you know? Have you ever wondered about the history and significance of the ambo, nave, sacristy, the doors, or other features of a Roman...

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Prolific author and architectural historian Denis R. McNamara’s award-winning seminal work combines the traditions and norms of Roman Catholicism with its most public symbol - the church building. ...

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Edward Rivera-Santiago has written the short but helpful article dealing with space sharing among primarily ethnic congregations. However any congregation considering sharing space with another...

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For many congregations who are wrestling with issues of becoming “green,” it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and difficult to know where to begin. In Charlene Hosenfeld’s small but potent manual,...

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Christianity Today offers helpful information and ideas about financing a building project. The numerous authors are both creative and practical in their approach. They address various topics,...

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Reducing household energy usage can save hundreds of dollars annually, but not knowing what to do or how to do it can stymy even the best-intentioned steward. This 12-step program helps individuals...

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Written for the network of volunteer Church Disability Advocates in the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRC) and the Reformed Church in America (RCA), DeYoung-RCA Coordinator of...

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In planning for a Family Life Center congregations may envision a bustling facility that not only brings the congregational family together, but openly welcomes the community for youth sporting...

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Professional engineers and certified facility managers Kathy Roper and Richard Payant combine their education, experience, and skills to produce this comprehensive yet accessible volume that...

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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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