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Presbyterian pastor and author Henry Brinton believes that when Christians live in a hospitable manner with one another and the strangers in their midst, their congregations receive multiple...

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Transforming any group of individuals into a cohesive community takes energy, passion, and desire. It also takes planning, strategy, and a process, and that is what author and consultant Peter...

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Although drumming is often associated with African culture, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship staff writer Joan Huyser-Honig’s article suggests that percussion is at the “heartbeat” of Asian,...

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An initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts, the FASTEN website resources congregations seeking to renew their urban communities. Congregations will find free tools to tackle urban challenges,...

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What can congregations do to make their facilities safe and accessible for elderly participants? Churchman and legal expert, Middlebrook, suggests a number of fixes that can make a difference in...

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Faith leaders are in a unique position to provide vision and guidance in the area of climate change. Blessed Tomorrow offers resources to equip leaders across the religious spectrum to engage their...

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This three-page document from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership may be brief, but it is full of practical suggestions for making your congregation welcoming and user-friendly for guests....

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Dr. Bill Donahue is the former Director of Leader Development and Group Life for the Willow Creek Church & Association where he worked extensively with small group ministry. This first book of the...

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Erik Carter states that a congregational community is an ideal place to share and strengthen faith, form lasting relationships, and develop special gifts and talents. Too often, though, people with...

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Professor and African American urban church pastor, Ron Peters offers church leaders fresh perspectives on the theory and practice of urban ministry. Asserting that care for the city is the call...

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Children who lack the skills to manage their anger are more likely to bully others. Seeing Red helps kids learn to self-regulate their behavior by teaching them to identify anger triggers and...

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The Presbyterian Foundation “…cultivates, attracts, and manages financial resources of individuals and institutions to serve Christ’s mission.” As a significant part of that work, their Stewardship...

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