The Center for Parish Development

Palatine, IL.

This organization provides resources and consulting to help congregations expand their missional work, and serve the world beyond their membership.


downloadable educational resources, consulting, Ministry Planning and Review program, white papers

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


varies by service

Suggested Uses

  • Visit the Center's website to download educational resources, essays, and white papers focused on transformation and serving the community.
  • Participate in the Ministry Planning and Review program to learn how to align time available for ministry with the time needed for ministry, and equip your talents to help the greater community.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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