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The Order of Service for the Closing of a Church
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The Non-Attending Faithful
This article looks at the practice of young people "attending to what matters" without attending church, affirming the life of faith away from institutions while expressing hope for the future.
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The Ministry of Small Groups: Towards an Integration of Orthodoxy and Orthopraxis
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The Life Cycle and Stages of Congregational Development
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The Eight Practices of a Missional Church
This article offers eight practices of a missional church while inviting readers to consider their own ministry and obstacles to growth.
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The Developmental Relationships Framework
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The Clearness Committee: A Communal Approach to Discernment in Retreats
This article describes the Quaker practice "clearness committee" and instructs the reader in how to conduct this meeting for the purpose of discerning an important decision or resolving a dilemma.
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The Church Leader’s Guide to Personality and Performance Assessments
This article reviews a variety of personality assessments for congregations considering using the assessments in the hiring process or to nurture teamwork.
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