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Helping Small Churches Thrive
A plethora of information about small churches is available on this website that is maintained by small church veteran and Assemblies of God ordained pastor Karl Vaters.
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Center for Congregational Health - Interim Ministry
This web resource for The Center for Congregational Health's Interim Ministry program asserts the transition time between pastorates is vital for congregations and new ministers establishing "a solid ministry team" and offers a range of resources and services that either help congregations in transition or train clergy for interim ministry.
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Sermon Seeds
This free "sermon preparation resource” features commentary on at least one of the assigned texts from the Revised Common Lectionary every week. Written primarily by pastor and theologian, Kathryn Matthews Huey, these reflections synthesize her own scholarship and pastoral insights with those of a variety of other commentators.
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Small Group Ministries
Based on the "Purpose Driven Life” philosophy of Saddleback Church, Small Group Ministries is devoted to providing resources for congregations looking to begin or grow their small group ministries.
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Mission Planning: Do-It-Yourself Tools
This website, provided by Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has curated do-it-yourself planning resources created across the ELCA and other traditions as part of their Mission Planning.
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Renewing Our Church
This web resource offers an engaging video presentation about how an established but faltering congregation understands and celebrates its congregational renewal.
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Patheos - Hosting the Conversation on Faith
Since 2008, Patheos.com has hosted faith-based blogs from numerous global contributors and promoted worldwide discussion on countless topics related to religion and spirituality. Using the site’ s search engine produces between 70,000 to 80,000 results for subjects such as: Asian church, Black church, ethnic church, Hispanic church, multicultural church, and racial church.
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Reconciliation Ministry
The Reconciliation Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is an acknowledgment of the division and misshapen self-understanding that racism has caused within the church. It is a resource to congregations that are seeking to build just communities and work toward unity and reconciliation.
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Pro Church Tools
This hub for digital media provides training, tutorials, free templates and tools for congregations.
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