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After the Election

The 2020 election is just days away. The CRG has provided resources to keep congregations informed of how they can navigate the stresses of dealing with contentious politics in and around their communities. But what about after the election? What about the possible conflicts that may arise as a result of the election? 

Auburn Seminary hosted a multi-faith conversation entitled, “Faith Leaders Call for Moral Courage Now” with Auburn President, Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson, along with Dr. Keisha McKenzie and Dr. Sharon Groves from Auburn’s program team, in conversation with Auburn Senior Fellows Stosh Cotler (CEO, Bend the Arc) and Rev. Brian McLaren (Activist and Public Theologian).

Watch as these five faith and justice leaders discuss how they prepared for the 2020 election and for its possible aftermath. What will our responses communicate to the world about who we are? How will we leverage the outcome of the election to build a better world? Will relationships and trust really help create change and if so, how can our congregation do the work

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Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs at Christian Theological Seminary
This organization provides annual sabbatical grants for Christian clergy of up to $50,000, including as much as $15,000 for congregational expenses.
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Idealware
This organization provides reports and trainings about software options that are relevant to congregations.
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Leadership Institute at Union Presbyterian Seminary
This organization provides a variety of leadership development opportunities, including workshops, online classes, certificate programs, an Asian American Ministry Center, and a $1000 grant for churches doing innovative ministry work.
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The World Cafe: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter
This book provides congregations with a way to create a culture of conversation based off a process called the World Cafe.
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Generis
This consulting group assists congregations in developing strategies for finance and fundraising.
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BoardSource
This organization provides conferences, trainings, and assessments to help nonprofit board members become exceptional leaders and accomplish their organization's goals.
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ChurchSmart Resources
This organization provides workshops, online resources, and assessment tools focused on church planting, church health, leadership development, and conflict resolution.
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Center for Pastoral Excellence at Christian Theological Seminary
This organization offers a variety of programs for congregational leaders, including being a major resource center for renewal programs and applications.
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Cambridge Leadership Associates
This organization offers two-day leadership workshops that include interactive exercises for serious self-reflection, problem solving, conflict resolution, and more.
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The CRG (Congregation Resource Guide) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right resources to address their unique challenges and needs. Funded by Lilly Endowment Inc., the Center for Congregations was founded in 1997 to help Indiana congregations address their needs through resource consulting, educational events and grants.
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