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The Leadership Network began in 1984 with a group of 20 that wanted the church to have deeper impact on the world. Now they serve over 200,000 leaders all over the world. Names associated with...

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Ministry teams looking for focused, easy-to-use training resources might consider the offerings of Building Church Leaders (BCL). The training pack format lends itself to small group discussion...

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Youth ministry with staying power has a clearly defined mission and vision, and it engages the whole congregation - including parents - in key relational and leadership roles. This group assists...

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Transitioning between the old and the new affects all congregations, and they feel it most profoundly when clergy leadership changes. Organizational consultant and author William Bridges says that...

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This book offers a clear path toward a practical theology of change, acknowledging the constructive value of conflict as a healthy mechanism that moves congregations forward. With a pastoral tone,...

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The Transforming Church Insight (TCI) assessment tool has been a helpful learning tool for many different kinds of congregations. The tool has proven helpful because it focuses on topics often not...

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The Church Assessment Tool (CAT), created by {{Holy Cow Consulting | https://holycowconsulting.com/}}, helps those seeking accurate data in preparation for one or more of the following: pastoral...

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The Center for Parish Development doesn’t use the word transformation lightly. This organization, located in Chicago, Illinois, is serious about helping your congregation live fully into its...

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The Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) was born out of John Perkin’s decades of work in the racially charged American South. Perkins, a renowned civil rights activist and author,...

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Christian Community Development Association (CCDA)’s mission is to inspire, train, and connect Christians who want to reclaim and restore under-resourced communities. Their model is based on...

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Noted author, founder and president of Focused Community Strategies Urban Ministries in Atlanta, GA, Lupton retells the Biblical story of Nehemiah, drawing parallels to his own experience of urban...

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Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD)’s home to the growing movement that considers local assets as the primary building blocks of sustainable community development. ABCD staff...

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Clergy and consultants seeking to empower and train congregational leaders to facilitate congregational teams will find this comprehensive guide a great asset. Each of the three authors contributes...

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Empowerment is the first in a series of Toolkits produced by the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) to teach their unique approach to neighborhood-based ministry. The DVD and...

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Healthy congregations are vital to effective growth and ministry. Central to governance in any congregation is the extent to which congregants trust their leadership and how leaders trust each...

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Growing out of several years of participation in the Center for Creative Leadership, leadership consultant Donald Zimmer presents a well-researched analysis of the powerful relationship between the...

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Organizing training materials and events for youth leaders is one thing; getting leaders to attend is a whole other challenge. But what if you had the materials and could personalize them and take...

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Are leaders born or formed? According to the Leadership Institute of Union Presbyterian Seminary, the latter is the case. Leaders are formed through exposure to excellent leadership, both taught...

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Faith communities that effectively meet new challenges and opportunities have some behaviors in common. In this essay, a veteran pastor and president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations...

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An effective governance model enables a congregation to fulfill its mission by continually balancing “the transforming power of religion and the stabilizing power of organization.” Former Alban...

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