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Thumb holy conversations

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Much of the literature on congregational planning presents it as a technical process: the leader serves as the chief problem solver, and the goal is finding the solution to the problem. Alban...

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article

Every congregation should periodically engage in strategic planning, according to experts and seasoned congregational leaders. This two-page guide highlights a number of things to think about as...

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Your congregation is growing. Or it is in decline. Or you’re facing a major staff turnover. These are just a few of the motivations that can prompt a strategic planning process. This article from...

Thumb horizons

organization

This fundraising company, based in Arkansas, has a staff of consultants who provide a wide range of strategic ministry and stewardship planning services, led by Dr. J. Clif Christopher, United...

Thumb local church planned giving manual

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This is a very practical resource from the United Church of Christ, designed to help congregational leaders develop and manage a congregational Planned Giving ministry. It includes key information...

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Beyond Fundraising covers all aspects of congregational stewardship and fundraising in short, practical chapters. It targets Unitarian congregations and assumes that tradition’s governance, but the...

Thumb the learning congregation

article

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...

Thumb advanced strategic planning

book

Now in its third edition, this classic resource explains why planning is so important to carrying out mission. Dr. Aubrey Malphurs is the senior professor of leadership and pastoral ministry at...

Thumb guide for developing high quality emergency operations

web resource

Many people think of a house of worship as a safe area. Yet violent acts, fires, tornados, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and arson can affect houses of worship, often with little or no warning....

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Job and committee descriptions are a critical link between a congregation’s vision and strategic plan and implementation. Some may feel a natural resistance to the perceived restrictions that job...

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periodical

The National Association for Temple Administration (NATA) is an active professional network of Reform Jewish Synagogue Executive Directors. The network publishes a twice-yearly journal with...

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