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Prayerful planning for the eventualities of old age and death is a key to facing older life without fear. In Living Fully, Dying Well, a retired United Methodist bishop and experts in the field of...

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Produced for congregations, districts, and conferences of the United Methodist denomination, Pentecost Journey is aimed at helping churches become more intentional with outreach to Hispanic/Latino...

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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...

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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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This delightful book on worship planning is a gem. Audra Moran is worship leader at The Bridge, a ministry of Woodmont Christian Church in Nashville. Singer-songwriter Suzanne Castle is worship...

Thumb transforming stewardship

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Written for an Episcopal Church audience, this thorough guide to stewardship as it’s been practiced has relevance for other denominations as well, particularly as it considers what the future might...

Thumb christian educators guide evaluating developing curriculum

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Ferguson takes the guesswork out of how to begin and implement the task of evaluation and curriculum development by offering step-by-step processes. Her experience as a certified Christian educator...

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Project management is not just a means to effective outcomes. It is a leadership strategy that creates a cooperative culture by giving responsibility to many people. Spreading the work around also...

Thumb beyond the ordinary

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This book is a user friendly look at vitality in congregations. Based on their work related to the U.S. Congregational Life Survey, the authors identify ten strengths key to vital congregations. ...

Thumb preparing your church for any emergency

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Religious people and their facilities are not immune from emergencies. This resource from Christianity Today helps congregations develop plans that lead to an effective response to an emergency...

Thumb giving and stewardship

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"Two things are true of congregations," writes Kennon Callahan in this classic book on stewardship. "Congregations never have enough money.” And “Congregations have all the money they really need...

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Yes, this book has some age on it. It was published in 1998. It is still readily available. And the book provides a comprehensive list of assessment questions for a congregation to consider. The...

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The CHAT Church survey has been used by many different kinds of congregations. This includes mainline congregations. Many users are non-denominational or are from historically evangelical faith...

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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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The Christian Stewardship Network was developed by stewardship ministers of large membership churches, with a mission to “…connect stewardship pastors and leaders and help them be the absolute best...

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This practical search tool allows users to find out when a particular scripture passage will appear in the three-year Revised Common Lectionary cycle. The search process is organized by biblical...

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Remember Mayberry-Andy, Aunt Bee, Opie, and the rest? Christianity Today editors and advisors believe that “Mayberry” naiveté keeps many churches from creating safe relationships and places for...

Thumb every congregation needs a little conflict

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The title grabs the attention of readers to address what Bullard says is “the number one growth industry of Christian congregations: conflict.” George Bullard is an experienced ministry coach and...

Thumb leadership can be taught

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Continuing Education is not available to all. Sometimes funds aren’t available; sometimes there just isn’t time. Distance learning and webinars can be helpful, yet such formats for learning aren’t...

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Research shows that congregations are more engaged than ever in their local community. Is this true for your congregation? Or is this a new goal? Joy Skjegstad describes seven models by which...

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