This free web resource is a public service of the University of Kansas and its KU Work Group for Community Health and Development, and teaches the skills needed for building healthier communities by addressing topics such as leadership, finance, communication, and more.


46 chapters; checklist; skill practice; PowerPoints

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Improve the health of your communities and/or provide leadership skills to your congregational leaders after reading the chapters.
  • Use the PowerPoint summaries with any congregational ministry group as an introduction to effective meetings.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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