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Edward Rivera-Santiago has written the short but helpful article dealing with space sharing among primarily ethnic congregations. However any congregation considering sharing space with another...

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Helping congregations move from a volunteer culture to a “shared ministry system” is the goal of author, consultant, and ministry practitioner Judith Urban. A “shared ministry system” is a...

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Congregations across the United States increasingly struggle to maintain physical houses of worship as membership declines and buildings age. One preservationist deems it a “national crisis.” In...

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What income bracket shares their faith most frequently? The answer is those who earn less than $39,000 annually. That is what a 2013 Barna Group report on evangelism reported. This blog won’t...

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Small Group Network (SGN) aims to enrich congregations’ capacity for small group ministry. This YouTube channel offers SGN interviews, training videos, topical tips and more from small group...

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Recognizing that today’s congregations consist of six generations at various transitions in their lives, the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church staff gathered a team of...

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Deciding to rent worship space involves dozens of smaller and, likewise, important decisions, and it is the additional issues that this brief article from Christianity Today addresses. The first...

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Here Jewish News Weekly (jweekly.com) contributor Yisrael Shapiro offers a brief article on the efforts made by congregations and judicatories from different Jewish traditions to address the...

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How Your Congregation Learns describes how congregational leaders move from identifying a congregational challenge to a project, program and activity that effectively addresses the challenge. The...

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Sociologist Meredith Gould says she is “a passionate advocate for using social media tools for building community and deepening faith.” To that end, this Roman Catholic resource helps congregations...

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This book tells a dynamic story of congregational change at every stage, from a start-up church plant to tremendous growth, through a “long winter” of organizational struggle, and the beginning of...

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Although written specifically for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), leaders of declining congregations, whatever its faith identity, can appreciate the gentle wisdom offered in this free...

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For those who have lost a loved one, family member or friend, GriefShare support groups welcome individuals at any stage of grief. They recommend the DivorceCare Program for people experiencing...

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As many times as we hear that we shouldn’t care what others think, it is natural to at least wonder, if not worry. Clergy is one of the three professions that has the most negative projections...

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Poverty, crime, parental abandonment and drug abuse were the realities of Romal Tune’s childhood, but so was the stalwart and loving presence of his grandmother, who anchored his life when nothing...

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How does a guest experience our congregation building? What can you do to make sure your congregation’s facility supports your reason for being? What story does your facility tell? These are the...

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Whether you believe that the small church is a means of God’s grace and is imperfectly perfect just as it is or if you believe that it must grow and change, former small church pastor Jason Byassee...

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Published as a part of the Church Tax and Law Ministry of Christianity Today, this helpful article was first published in 2007. It is a user-friendly guide for congregations to use in accessing...

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This bestseller set off a seismic change in leadership development, management, and consulting by shifting the focus from the individual performance of the CEO-senior pastor, agency president,...

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This case for collaborative team leadership is targeted to Christian team leaders and members, church planters and revitalizers, consultants and coaches. Discussion questions, often biblically...

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