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The Gallup Strengths Center offers Gallup’s StrengthsFinder process and its strengths coaching resources. StrengthsFinder provides an assessment tool, and is designed to help users identify,...

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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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This book is a user friendly look at vitality in congregations. Based on their work related to the U.S. Congregational Life Survey, the authors identify ten strengths key to vital congregations. ...

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Is your rural or small-town congregation’s location an advantage or disadvantage? Cynthia Woolever and Deborah Bruce bring their extensive research and writing experience to bear in their...

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Small church pastor Steve Willis’ work reads like a love story between him and the small church, between God and the small church, and between the small church and its leaders and members. Yet...

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Through stories of people whose lives have been impacted by membership in small congregations, the author shares suggestions and insights into why and how small congregations can be strong and...

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Brandon O’Brien draws from his experience as a small church pastor and his perspective as an editor-at-large for Leadership Journal to offer a nuanced view of today’s church. O’Brien says the small...

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Over 500,000 worshipers in over 5,000 congregations have completed the U.S. Congregational Life Survey since it was first offered in 2001. A second offering took place in the fall of 2008 and...

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Positive deviance is an asset-based approach used to address many social challenges. It has been used in third world countries. It has been employed by those trying to solve United States inner...

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The intervention called positive deviance asserts that the solution to any problem is hidden in plain sight. For every unsolvable problem, the solution already exists within the community. It is a...

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If you are interested in asset-based change, this 47-minute video is well worth your time. Richard Pascale, author of the book The Power of Positive Deviance, defines “positive deviants” as those...

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With just a bit of translating-for example, replace the word organization with congregation, and customers with members-this book, from the originators of Appreciative Inquiry, offers congregations...

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Former pastor Brandon O’Brien says that smaller congregations have five “inherent” strengths simply because they are small. The five identified strengths are “authenticity,” “lean and focused,”...

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