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Far more than “happy talk,” positive change processes refer to a series of techniques and tools that help congregations to identify their life-giving core and design a preferred future. This...

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An excellent resource for Catholic parishes and organizations interested in learning about and using Appreciative Inquiry. Written from a Catholic perspective, the book offers stories from Catholic...

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Drawing on a diverse group of organizations and settings, the authors, who are nationally known Appreciative Inquiry experts, illustrate the many ways Appreciative Inquiry can be used successfully....

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Based on extensive personal and focus group interviews using Appreciative Inquiry questions, the authors, who are nationally known experts in the field of organizational leadership and development,...

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Recent studies and congregational experience show that a positive approach can successfully address “adaptive” or non-technical issues in a way that a focus on problem-solving cannot. This article,...

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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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A “complicated” phase that “is scary, is challenging, and is full of potential” is how church expert Loren Mead describes the time when changes in clergy leadership occur. Not surprisingly, Mead...

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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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Researchers and authors Cynthia Woolever and Deborah Bruce (1955-2012) believe that clergy satisfaction and congregational health are intertwined. Their work promotes an in-depth understanding of...

Thumb leading missional change

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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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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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Seminary didn’t train me for this! That’s the refrain that begins Tod Bolsinger’s book Canoeing the Mountains. Bolsinger served the San Clemente Presbyterian Church for seventeen years. Now he...

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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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If you’ve ever felt bewildered by your congregations reaction to change- or maybe your own- this book just might clear the air for you. Author Keith McFayden, an ordained Presbyterian minister and...

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As one of three interrelated resources written for Roman Catholics who are “navigating pastoral transitions,” author and professor Marti Jewell offers this “guide for best practices and self care.”...

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