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Fortune 500 consultant Dianna Booher offers valuable communication advice highlighting how to communicate responsibly and effectively to make others understand and respond with good work and good...

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W. Craig Gilliam, director of The Center for Pastoral Effectiveness for the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, works with churches that are experiencing conflict. His...

Thumb designing worship together

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If you are on a worship committee and you want to collaborate with staff on the design for worship, this book will prove useful for you. Likewise, if you are either a music leader or a pastor who...

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“’Orality’ refers to reliance upon the spoken, rather than written, word for communication.” Most of the world’s peoples are by necessity or choice oral learners, while most of Western evangelism...

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What does it take to have an effective urban ministry? These authors argue for a holistic approach (mind/body/spirit) and excellent strategic planning. The inclusion of the eight following core...

Thumb capital campaigns strategies that work

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Now in its fourth edition, this book is a standard for those planning a capital campaign, and seeking to learn about the components, potential, and best practices from an experienced practitioner....

Thumb strategies for educating

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The history of African American Sunday School “dates back to the very beginning of the Sunday School movement in the United States.” Combining knowledge of that tradition with insights from modern...

Thumb strategies mergers

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The key to all mergers is relationships. That is what Kristy Rutter emphasizes in this short blog about congregational mergers. Ms. Rutter works with New Campus Development for the Chapel, a...

Thumb overview of the strategic planning process

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Are you looking for a quick overview of strategic planning and a way to make sense of terms like mission, vision, strategies, objectives, SMART goals, and action plans? See the full strategic...

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The Greater Orlando Baptist Association (GOBA) is known nationally for its annual “Renovate Conference”. Among other items listed on their {{website | http://GOBA.org}} are dozens of articles,...

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A small investment with high yield-that’s what The Thin Book of SOAR boasts. In this small volume, authors Jacquie Stavros and Gina Hinrichs have pooled their extensive experience and...

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For many years former pastor and church consultant Herb Miller has provided beneficial, practical, and user-friendly material for the church. He has done it again with this free, downloadable...

Thumb transitional ministry

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Author and former pastor Norman Bendroth edits this essay collection that promotes a rethinking of the developmental model of interim ministry while offering new, cutting-edge interim ministry...

Thumb raising the roof

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Church leaders facing a prolonged plateau of growth and wondering what to do will find Alice Mann’s book, Raising the Roof, a gift of hope. Mann, at the time a Senior Consultant with the Alban...

Thumb moments of impact

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Conversations abound in congregations. Over coffee, at evening meetings, via email; in some ways the sermon itself is a conversation. Too often, conversations amount to so much talk and too little...

Thumb 101 social media tactics

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Melanie Mathos and Chad Norman are public relations and communication professionals who see contemporary social media platforms as effective communication vehicles. That premise leads the authors...

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Two lively video discussions, about 15 minutes each, are part of a weekly series by Dr. Kris Tenny-Brittian, a Disciples of Christ regional minister and consultant, and Dr. Bill Tenny-Brittian, a...

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...

Thumb getting to amen

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Lora-Ellen McKinney is the daughter of a third-generation Baptist minister and an expert in community health, social services, social justice, and education. She consults on issues of conflict and...

Thumb research strategies for congregations

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“What is God calling our congregation to be and do? How can we effectively engage with our community?” Congregations can explore these strategic questions and more by using the processes described...

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