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Traditioned Innovation
This short article explains how congregations can achieve transformative change by upholding tradition while introducing innovation and growth.
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Principles for Leaders to Keep in Mind in Merging Congregations
This article lists the eight principles of a successful church merger.
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On Living in a Dying Church
This article draws from the author's own experience, finding parallels between hospice ministry for a person and hospice ministry for a church.
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Vital Congregations
This study of leaders across ten faith traditions defines spiritual vitality, reveals which factors help or hurt congregational vitality, and offers strategies to improve vitality.
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Zeal for God's House: An Architect's Reflections on Sacred Space
Written by an architect, this reflective article asks questions about how God's presence is experienced and the purpose of a religious community's facilities.
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Young Adult: Taking a Coalition Approach to Young Adult Ministry
This brief article provides rationale and models for imaginative and fruitful engagement with and by young adults today.
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Working with Consultants
This guide walks leaders through basic considerations to make before engaging an outside consultant and offers tools for entering into a consulting relationship.
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Strategic Planning in Congregations
This practical article shares the insights of six congregations who hired strategic planning consultants.
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Working with Architects
Written by the resource experts at the Center for Congregations, this article details things to think about when engaging an architect.
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