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This eclectic anthology of 12 essays is divided into four sections: stewardship, spirituality, advocacy and justice. The essayists, from interfaith coalitions and mainline, Roman Catholic, and...

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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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Baptist pastor Zach Williams poses a very interesting question for congregations struggling to understand their purpose. He asks Christians to consider if the church is primarily for the benefit of...

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Do you wish to make an impact in your community or for your community? The answer can propel your congregation toward fulfilling its gospel mandate in fresh ways. Instead of providing cookie cutter...

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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...

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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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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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As one chapter of a larger study of trends in the Latino religious community, “The Ethnic Church” documents that in major religious traditions in the United States the houses of worship most...

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In this book, noted author and internationally known missional church leader, Alan Roxburgh, joins forces with organizational consultant and psychologist Fred Romanuk to promote missional church...

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Contemporary Christians tend to approach scripture in a scattershot way that fails to capture its overall storyline or metanarrative. Veteran Bible teacher, Griffin, has written a thoughtful and...

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Youth ministry experts Mark DeVries and Nate Stratman are so confident that their process will secure youth volunteers that they offer a money-back guarantee and an additional $20 product financial...

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“Cause” expert and creator of the Millennial Impact Project, Feldmann, sheds light on how social movements are built and how they are sustained. Based on six years’ research on Millennial cause...

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“Why is the neighborhood so unresponsive to our congregation’s outreach (or evangelism, or local mission) programs?” This guide from a Mennonite pastor offers a relationship-rich model for...

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Many books try to forecast the future of Christianity, often with a fair amount of doom. Few books enlighten us to the unique opportunities of our day and how to seize them. Church in the Inventive...

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Ravblog is the blog of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. The blog features contributions from leadership and staff members of the Central Conference of American Rabbis as well as articles...

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Written in three parts, this book addresses the need for a “new parish,” what that “new parish” might be, and what practices enable that vision to come into being. These authors name rampant...

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There was a time in the United States when you could drive into many a town and easily spot the tallest building. The tallest building, more often than not, was a local congregation’s building. ...

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Nancy Ammerman’s qualitative study of American congregations and their varied partnerships has much to offer congregations that are concerned with their public ministry and impact. While this book...

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Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) was started by Episcopal Churches in California in 2005 to provide a religious response to global warming. The organization is now comprised of many religious...

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The Episcopal Church offers this brief document to help congregations understand the benefits of choosing an interim minister when they experience changes in clergy leadership. The article explains...

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