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The Life Cycle and Stages of Congregational Development

by George Bullard. 2001. Accessed January 31, 2020.

This article presents a life cycle model that can help leaders understand their congregation's current life stage and anticipate inevitable transitions.

Offerings

insights into organizational dynamics, graphic

Best For

clergy and lay leaders

Cost

free

Suggested Uses

  • Identify what life stage your congregation is in before brainstorming action steps.
  • Discern when to reclaim or re-cast a congregation's vision in order to ensure continued vitality.

About the Contributor
Contributor
Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming is a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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