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“The greatest transformation comes during times when we quiet ourselves long enough to listen attentively… to God, to one another, and to what’s stirring in our own hearts.” This statement from the...

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Winner of the 2006 Logos Book Award, Sacred Rhythms is a thoughtful and practical book that introduces the reader to seven key Christian spiritual practices like honoring the body, self-examination...

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Using the image of filling a well, the first half of the booklet is devoted to the personal, interior work of preparing to address conflict. Stories, examples and scripture verses combine with...

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We often think of the church as an organization, but in this book, authors John Flowers and Karen Vannoy, push readers to think about the church as an organism. Organisms, by their very nature,...

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VBS in a nursing home? Presbyterians and Muslims sharing pudding? A nuisance church that broke down racial barriers? Theology in a pub? These are just a few of the intriguing stories collected from...

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Denominational leader and former pastor Jeffrey Jones offers both “hard truths” and hope to congregations who desire vibrant and healthy faith communities despite declining attendance and...

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Turnaround and Beyond is a follow-up study to former pastor and author Ronald Crandall’s original research and book Turnaround Strategies for the Small Church. In Turnaround and Beyond, Crandall...

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Renowned conflict mediator, Lederach, conveys the difficulties and blessings of his decades-long reconciliation work around the world. In sharing stories from his own experience and the biblical...

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Many congregations find that creating and nurturing small relational groups lead to congregational health and faith development in individuals. Transformational Groups is a book that presents key...

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The authors of Small Group Leaders’ Handbooks, all of whom are in the same small group of current and former campus ministry professionals, argue that small groups are all about transformation....

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The two authors, Rainer and Stetzer, are associated with Lifeway. Regarding Lifeway’s research: it assists church leaders with insight that will lead to greater levels of vitality. This book...

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Ed Stetzer is the President of LifeWay Research Division and Eric Geiger is the Vice President of LifeWay Christian Resources and has a doctorate from Southern Seminary in leadership and church...

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Based in the Chicago area, LMPC offers trainings and consulting in fulfillment of their mission to encourage the nonviolent transformation of conflict in relationships in homes, workplaces,...

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Transform Network is a missional network of progressive and committed Christians which seeks to foster collective action for social justice. It is multi-denominational, multiracial, and located in...

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“Transformational teaching” is the way writer and artist, Aaron Reynolds, characterizes the form of presentation that captures and holds the attention of children. Here are practical tools and...

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As one chapter of a larger study of trends in the Latino religious community, “The Ethnic Church” documents that in major religious traditions in the United States the houses of worship most...

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An initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts, the FASTEN website resources congregations seeking to renew their urban communities. Congregations will find free tools to tackle urban challenges,...

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Congregations looking for inspiration regarding their potential impact on communities will find it here. The Center for Transforming Communities (CTC) is a success story. Their mission is to...

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“The technological revolution underway…creates unprecedented challenges for our understanding and practice of community.” In a new book about the loss of neighborliness, missional leader Roxburgh...

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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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