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What conditions and factors lead to people growing in faith? What does growing in faith look like? How can the practice of faith lead to deeper trust? The author, Craig Dykstra, is the former...

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The Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) is the oldest and largest rabbinic organization in North America. Its history is rooted in the Reform movement. The CCAR’s Mission is to empower...

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This book comes highly recommended from the evangelical and non-denominational world. The author, Bob Kauflin , serves as Director of Worship Development for Sovereign Grace Ministries. The book...

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Who participates in strategic planning in the large congregation? While overall responsibility for creating a strategic plan resides with the governing board, many large congregations believe that...

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The Greater Orlando Baptist Association (GOBA) is known nationally for its annual “Renovate Conference”. Among other items listed on their {{website | http://GOBA.org}} are dozens of articles,...

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Several years ago, Ronald Heifetz started a leadership training organization rooted in the ideas first espoused in his book Leadership Without Easy Answers. Heifetz, a Harvard Business School...

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Top 10 lists are helpful because they clarify the complicated. They also provide boundaries in a world where we sometimes don’t have enough signs that tell us when and where to start or stop. ...

Thumb ten most common mistakes

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These two coaches/consultants want you to learn from the mistakes that others have made. Not only is there no reason to reinvent the wheel, there is no reason to reinvent the Pinto (a not so great...

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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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Randy Cochran is the executive pastor of community at Gateway Church in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. In this role, he oversees small group development and small group leader training. He argues that...

Thumb leadership 365

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This interactive curriculum provides everything your clergy and lay-leaders need to create and nurture an urban student leadership team. The curriculum is from LeaderTreks, a publishing and...

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Organizational consultant Craig Freshley offers his years of experience and expertise in this slim volume of wisdom designed to reduce conflict and enhance communal decision-making. The...

Thumb the art of convening

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In a meeting or conversation, how can a leader create an environment where all parties feel valued, included, and authentically engaged? This source not only lays out practices and principles, but...

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Drawing upon fifty years of work as a social and organizational psychologist, Schein offers a practical guide to help leaders learn how to build relationships and communicate effectively through...

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Education events that further your knowledge base and provide new ideas for your congregation’s strategy and mission are vital. However, when a lot of information is packed into a short timeframe,...

Thumb creating culture of renewal

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Organized into three tracks, the “Creating a Culture of Renewal” leadership development approach, led by author and consultant Rebekah Simon-Peter, is designed to meet congregational leaders where...

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Christian nonprofit leadership expert, Christopher L. Scott, synthesizes multiple authorities on emotional intelligence and volunteer leadership to create a practical guide for clergy and lay...

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California educator, Shelly Tochluk, gradually became aware of her “whiteness” and its impact on the students and colleagues of color with whom she worked. She began to change the way she talked in...

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“To engage more effectively in mission and ministry, congregational leaders need to teach listening skills and nurture an environment that affirms listening” (p. 157). Based on a review of research...

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