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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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,...

Thumb appreciative team building

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Based on the principles and process of Appreciative Inquiry, this book, written by nationally known authors in the field of organizational development, is an indispensable resource for those...

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JustPeace is a United Methodist organization offering training and education in peacemaking, conflict resolution and restorative justice through consulting, workshops, and a website. They describe...

Thumb dirt matters

book

Just as it takes good soil to grow healthy plants, a congregation requires the good soil of well-defined beliefs, calling and values in order to have fruitful ministry. Gardening metaphors abound...

Thumb thriving through conflict

book

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...

Thumb leadership on the line

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This significant chapter from Heifetz and Linsky's book, Leadership on the Line, uses case studies to address handling differences and conflict in a time of adaptive change “in a way that...

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Reginaldi, who has served as a Southern Baptist senior pastor and church growth consultant, shares his experience leading the transformation of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church in High Point, North...

Thumb vertical church

book

“Make the change that changes everything,” urges James MacDonald. Church was never meant to be safe, comfortable, or predictable. Church is about God and the vertical dimension: transcendence. In...

Thumb starting missional churches

book

Church planters and leaders will find both information and inspiration in this guide, brought together by an experienced pastor-teacher team. While a conventional church start is often based on an...

Thumb the mission table

book

Congregations dismayed by declining membership are urged to cultivate the habit of listening - to the Holy Spirit, to one another, to their neighbor in need - in order to discern where God is at...

Thumb holy currencies

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The author of this creative book on congregational assets is the Rev. Eric H. F. Law, an Episcopal priest and founder and executive director of the Kaleidoscope Institute in Los Angeles. One of the...

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Dying congregations can foster new life through the North American Mission Board (NAMB) Replant ministry. Replant works by utilizing the assets of a declining congregation to begin a new church....

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Many denominations host websites which contain helpful tools for church renewal. The Church of the Nazarene hosts this user-friendly and comprehensive page titled, “Vibrant Church Renewal.” It...

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