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The Challenges of Pastoring a Smaller Membership Church
This article identifies ten challenges that small church pastors might face while offering suggestions to address such obstacles.
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The Anatomy of a Rural Church: 10 learnings from summer prayer walks around the church's neighborhood
This article describes the experience of one rural congregation to portray the value of prayer walks, a process in which walkers discovered new insights regarding their congregation.
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The 2017-2018 Guide to New Church Models
This compilation of essays and interviews looks at seven novel ways that congregations are expressing what it means to be communities of faith.
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The ‘Pay What You Want' Experiment at Synagogues
This New York Times article profiles various congregations that are trying new ways of collecting funds from members.
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Ten Assumptions of Appreciative Inquiry
This article provides the basic values of Appreciative Inquiry.
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Tax Guide for Churches and Religious Organizations: Benefits and Responsibilities under the Federal Tax Law
Created by the IRS, this booklet helps congregations ensure their compliance with the current federal tax code.
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Synagogue Inclusion Inventory & Focus Group Guidelines
This 11-page document gives leaders a process to assess their facility and conduct group interviews, evaluating the congregation's accessibility, policies, and awareness related to disabilities.
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Survey Finds Growth, Vitality in Multisite Church Model
This article from the Washington Post summarizes findings that show the increasing occurrence of multisite congregations.
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Study Finds Unique Positive Mental Health Factors for Clergy
This research article reveals factors unique to clergy positive mental health and how these can prevent psychological and physical illnesses.
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