Congregational Resource Guide
Finding the right resources for your congregation
Described as a workbook, this source offers its models as active processes, rather than giving answers or telling one how to think. Readers are encouraged to copy or modify the models, so they become useful tools. These decision making models are intended to be simple, useful, concise, visual, organizational, and method-driven. The first two sections are directed toward how to improve and understand oneself, covering topics such as dealing with dilemmas, resolving conflict, deciding next steps at a crossroad, and finding the future by understanding the past. The next two sections cover how to understand and improve others. Examples are creating ideas, examining needs vs. wants, turning a group into a team, and changing a point of view. Very short introductions to all models include the history, purpose, and suggested applications. An appendix lists books and websites that have informed this source.