The Learning Congregation

by Tim Shapiro. Center for Congregations, 2015.

This essay discusses eight behaviors of congregations that learn well.


using outside resources to add perspective and information, asking open-ended questions, active listening, engaging in shared learning experiences

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Effectively meet new challenges and opportunities by adopting the eight behaviors detailed in this article.
  • Study this article during a leadership retreat to discuss the ways your congregation can implement these practices.

About the Contributor

Kate White

Kate was the associate director for resources at the Center for Congregations. She managed educational resources and worked to get the best resources into the hands of congregations.

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