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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Everything a congregation does (or does not do) has some influence on its ministry effectiveness. While managing people, operations, and money may seem mundane, these responsibilities cannot be...

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Some recent literature suggests that bivocational or part-time clergy is the leadership model of the future. Being a bivocational pastor is something that author, consultant, and pastor Robert...

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Focused on the intersection of missional outreach and congregational culture, this book is a good starting point for pastors and congregational leaders who are interested in moving a church toward...

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Baptist pastor, writer and cartoonist, Joe McKeever, sees that many churches are resistant to change that may be necessary for their own thriving. In this article, he provides several examples of...

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