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This national best-selling book is consultant Sue Hammond’s journey into organizational change dynamics learned from David Cooperrider of Case Western Reserve University. Appreciative Inquiry (AI)...

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Congregations and individuals looking for spiritual direction and practical tools for addressing the causes of climate change will find both in this engaging guide. Environmental activist and...

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Organizational creative thinker, Rabbi Hayim Herring, has made it his business as a consultant and a Jewish leader to help synagogues reflect on, prepare for, and face the challenges of the...

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Jorge Acevedo is a United Methodist pastor in Florida, whose Grace Church has grown into a multi-site, multi-ethnic ministry. Acevedo has realized vitality in his congregation through an outward...

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Small group expert, author, and consultant Bill Donahue says that from the beginning of time, human beings were made to be in community. From Donahue’s perspective, congregational small groups are...

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Leaders will find a rich assortment of resources from technical to adaptive at this go-to site, curated by pastor and author, Derek Gentle. The 31-day devotional, “Going Places with God,” doubles...

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Leadership guru, Miller, asks sixteen questions that help congregations think clearly about their options. Some questions can be answered with data-gathering and analysis, such as making a...

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Sofield and Juliano are teachers and trainers in leadership for Roman Catholic congregations, offering years of experience in this guide of including 30 leadership principles organized in four...

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Watch this engaging video presentation about how an established but faltering congregation understands and celebrates its congregational renewal. First Presbyterian Church in Homestead, Florida...

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This concise article from LifeWay, the Southern Baptist publishing house, provides a great overview introduction to understanding what “church culture” is in the first place. By seeing how a...

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For congregations interested in both service to the world and the vitality of their own communities, mega-church pastor Mike Slaughter’s book and accompanying resources can be an inspiring and...

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Justin Tull brings his extensive education and experience as a pastor to bear on this resource that offers a comprehensive review of interim ministry through the lens of two congregations where...

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Congregations looking for inspiration regarding their potential impact on communities will find it here. The Center for Transforming Communities (CTC) is a success story. Their mission is to...

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This much-anticipated book by a well-known Roman Catholic priest and his lay associate has had a dramatic impact on readers. The authors have drawn on the “wisdom of thriving mega-churches and...

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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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“On a hot and crowded planet, we can no longer talk responsibly of loving our neighbor until we fight…for a stable climate and for a just society.” In this self-described ‘general primer on climate...

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Faith leaders are in a unique position to provide vision and guidance in the area of climate change. Blessed Tomorrow offers resources to equip leaders across the religious spectrum to engage their...

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Religious leaders agree that a commitment to life-long learning by congregants is critically important to the overall well-being and strength of faith communities, and Professor of Jewish...

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How can a holistic, intergenerational approach launch churches to greater health and vitality? Leaders will find insights and practical answers in this revised and expanded version of Hammett’s...

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Conversations abound in congregations. Over coffee, at evening meetings, via email; in some ways the sermon itself is a conversation. Too often, conversations amount to so much talk and too little...

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