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Thumb the decision book

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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...

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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...

Thumb case servant leadership

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Former Greenleaf Center CEO, Kent Keith, offers an engaging and compelling introduction to servant leadership. At the core is a discussion of the difference between what the author calls “power...

Thumb dawnings

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Dawnings is a denomination-wide initiative of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. The process offers congregations, individuals, and partner organizations an opportunity to discern the vision of...

Thumb sustainable youth ministry

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Mark DeVries, founder of Youth Ministry Architects, gives congregations struggling with youth ministry new hope and careful direction. He begins with a statement of the problem often found in youth...

Thumb field guide small group

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Sam O’Neal is a small group leader and former managing editor of smallgroups.com. Synthesizing his learning from his time with smallgroups.com, O’Neal provides this work as training and direction...

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The mission of the Center for Congregational Health is “to strengthen congregations through consulting, leadership coaching, and training for intentional interim ministry.” Its team of consultants...

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For a number of years, urban congregations have struggled to understand how to serve their local neighborhoods. Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis has embraced this issue by letting...

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Castellanos’ identity as a Tejano, a Texan of Hispanic ancestry, and a Christ-follower, is central to his life story. An evangelical with experience in youth and campus ministry, as well as church...

Thumb plan and conduct effective meetings

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Management trainer and consultant Barbara Streibel’s premise is that “Properly planned and conducted meetings can help you and all your employees work together more efficiently and with better...

Thumb the circle way

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“C-I-R-C-L-E: it means something; it is a way to get somewhere else than where we are.” So say The Circle Way trainers, cofounders of {{PeerSpirit, Inc. | http://peerspirit.com/}}, and authors...

Thumb facilitators guide to participatory decision making

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Organizational consultant Sam Kaner and his fellow authors have an entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit that permeates this comprehensive resource to teach the nuts and bolts of facilitating...

Thumb mobilizing congregations

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Aesop wrote: “After all is said and done, more is said than done.” After church consultant John Wimberly repeatedly collided with Aesop’s truism, he created this resource to help churches “harness...

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Robert K. Greenleaf said that “The servant leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to . . . serve first.” Greenleaf’s philosophy continues to influence religious...

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Will congregational leaders become servant leaders or self-serving ones? Will they influence through control and manipulation or lead like Jesus? These are the kinds of questions that leadership...

Thumb spiritual discovery

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What if decision-makers stopped voting, and instead, practiced discernment and became prayerful “seekers”? This is the goal of the “Spiritual Discovery Method,” a model for decision-making offered...

Thumb finding the right church plant model

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“We should start a new church.” This may be the idea of one person. It may be the call of a small group of energized individuals. Or, it may be the conclusion of a study by a large congregation...

Thumb little book healthy organizations

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Congregations may be interested in the short and practical “Little Book of Healthy Organizations”, a modest volume with advice about organizational structure, leadership, culture and environment....

Thumb converge church plant

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Converge focuses on helping leaders plant new churches. The executive director of church planting at Converge is Lee Stephenson who has been active in pastoral ministries since 1998. The...

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Hayim Herring is the author of the 2012 book Tomorrow’s Synagogue Today. He is also a congregational consultant working primarily with synagogues. His consulting work often addresses issues...

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