Dirt Matters: The Foundation for a Healthy, Vibrant, and Effective Congregation

WestBow Press, 2013.

This resource provides leaders with the tools to cultivate a healthy congregational culture that will ultimately revive their ministry.


evaluation guide, taking advantage of outside helpers such as mentors, celebrating success, cultivating healthy congregational structure

Best For

clergy and lay leaders of any faith tradition


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Take the first steps to cultivate a healthy congregational culture by discussing the key principles summarized in the last chapter with the leadership team.
  • Create change that lasts through effective communication skills.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming is a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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