Kara Faris


Kara Faris is the Center’s director of resource grants and resource consulting, as well as a resource consultant to congregations. She previously served for eight years as the Center’s education director.

Before working at the Center, Kara served First Friends Meeting of Indianapolis as associate pastor. With a degree in marketing from Butler University’s College of Business Administration and a master of divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary, Kara brings a blend of pragmatism, intuition and passion for lifelong learning to the Center. Kara has authored Including Laity in Education Events Empowers Congregations and co-authored the book Divergent Church.

Contributions From Kara Faris

Youth Ministry
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From the Staff From the Staff
Making Youth Ministry Matter
The purpose of youth ministry is to foster the personal development of faith, theology and...
PURE Ministries
This organization provides conferences and speakers for congregations to learn about the...
Special Touch Ministry, Inc.
This congregation has a wide variety of resources, including retreats, conferences, and...
Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities: A Guide for Service Providers, Families...
This resource helps support congregations in their quest towards becoming places of welcome...
This organization provides resources that support faith formation and congregational...
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The Inclusive Church: Helping Churches Successfully Include Children with Special Needs
This blog is for congregational leaders desiring resources for special needs inclusion,...
HouseRight Production
This organization offers audio, visual, and lighting consultation, design, technology...
Fundraising Guide
This guide aids congregational leaders with fundraising planning, such as deciding whether to...
Fresh Expressions
This organization helps local faith leaders create new kinds of church and meet modern...
The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place
This book takes readers beyond the what, where, and when of technology to outline a better...
Guide for Christian Funerals During COVID-19
Prompted by COVID-19 health concerns, this ecumenical funeral guide shares logistical...
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA)
ASCA is a national support group for adult survivors of physical, sexual, and emotional child...
Eight Steps for Selecting Fundraising Counsel
Staffing When You Can't Afford to Staff
This article considers practical ways to have “ volunteer staff” in your...
God and Race: A Guide for Moving Beyond Black Fists and White Knuckles
This book models how to start necessary conversations about race, encourage unity, and foster...
God and Race (study guide plus streaming video)
The study guide and short videos are a non-threatening way to dialog about race and faith....
Sauls Consulting Services, Inc
This organization specializes in helping pastors with stewardship, revitalization, capital...
This software program provides a simple way to turn websites multilingual and to translate,...
This software is an all-in-one translation and accessibility software for events and...
This software allows organizations of all sizes to offer inclusivity and comply with Web...
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Froot Group
This organization is a ministry staffing, consulting, and booking company.
Guidance in Giving: Catholics Helping Catholics
This organization is a Catholic fundraising firm. They partner with Catholic Dioceses,...
Church HR Network
This organization offers comprehensive HR services and training programs for faith-based...
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Maintaining Boundaries in a Digital Age
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Using Video in Rurality
In this 25 minute podcast episode, explore how video technology can be a tool to reach...
Flourishing in Ministry: How to Cultivate Clergy Well-being
"Flourishing In Ministry" is the result of an expansive study of the effects of modern...
Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry
Ruth Haley Barton invites readers to explore what happens when spiritual leaders lose...
Discipls is a Social Media Management tool for churches. This organization takes a...
First In Last Out Conference (FILO)
FILO (First In Last Out) is a non-profit organization built around supporting technical...
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