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Religious leaders are often ambivalent about power. Andy Crouch wants such leaders to understand what is at stake regarding such ambivalence. The executive editor at Christianity Today, Crouch is...

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Thankfully, there are many fine congregational consultants. Finding the right fit for your congregation, however, can be a challenge. You need to make sure the consultant complements your...

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Deep church revitalization occurs from the inside out. Both authors are founding members of the Church Multiplication Associates. They argue that renewal is a process church leaders make motivated...

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This book offers a theological alternative to leadership books written from a secular perspective. Christine Pohl is Professor of Church in Society at Asbury Theological Seminary, as well as the...

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This interview excerpt with communications professional Michael Slind discusses the dynamics, content, and method of communication within an organization. Slind uses the term “organizational...

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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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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....

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Heather Webb is a licensed professional counselor with a master’s in counseling from Colorado Christian University and a doctorate of ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Looking at...

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Group's Equipping Institute, an arm of Group Publishing, offers two options for congregations to receive volunteer leadership training. The first is an onsite training program at Group’s...

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Believing that an accurate and systematic method of constructing a budget is imperative for nonprofits, the authors combine their business, software, and financial consulting experience in this...

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In this interview, former United Methodist pastor and leader Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Pressley discusses his research on historic black churches and congregational giving. His research includes...

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We’ve all been to meetings where nothing gets done. This is not time well spent. Thankfully, with just enough planning and intentionality, committee and team meetings can be productive. This...

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It is one thing to prescribe what must happen in congregations to bring about renewal. It may be quite another thing to actually motivate a congregation to make the necessary changes. Peter Coutts...

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For 40 years, the Shalem Institute has offered a wide variety of programs and resources for individuals who want to open themselves more fully to God in their daily lives and work. In the words of...

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On the first page of Life Together, Bonhoeffer writes, “We are not dealing with the concerns of some private circles but with a mission entrusted to the church.” This book was influenced by...

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In a well-cited academic article, Dr. Steinberg gives an overview for the benefit of both academics and congregations. He asks what Jewish tradition as reflected in the Bible, Talmud and Halacha,...

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Many types of faith traditions face a similar challenge: a shortage of professional clergy, and faithful lay ministers who have not had the benefit of a seminary education. Some believe that the...

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As a former college coach, university president and now parish Episcopal priest, Gil Stafford has a unique vantage point from which he gently, yet pointedly challenges leaders to cultivate a new...

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Ralph Watkins’ years of research, teaching, and church leadership experience shine in this book that helps pastors, lay leaders, and congregation members make a successful transition to new clergy...

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One reader of this book says it should be given to every pastor in the United States. That may be hyperbole. Yet, Gary McIntosh has written a book that may indeed be indispensable. McIntosh is...

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