1205 results for Congregational Vitality
This study of leaders across ten faith traditions defines spiritual vitality, reveals which factors help or hurt congregational vitality, and offers strategies to improve vitality.
Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations
Written by the United Methodist Bishop of Missouri, this book outlines five congregational practices of an effective congregation, detailing the importance of each and providing evaluation tools to measure your own congregation's vitality.
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New Small Church: Encouraging, Connecting & Equipping Innovative Small Church Leaders
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.
The Life Cycle and Stages of Congregational Development
This article presents a life cycle model that can help leaders understand their congregation's current life stage and anticipate inevitable transitions.
Shepherding the Small Church: A Leadership Guide for the Majority of Today's Churches
This book presents the meaning of church vitality in a new light, and begins a conversation about what it means for a church to be effective before providing a five-step process to follow.
Quietly Courageous: Leading the Church in a Changing World
This book calls for new leadership skills and non-linear change for congregations to navigate the rapidly changing culture in America.
Dirt Matters: The Foundation for a Healthy, Vibrant, and Effective Congregation
This resource provides leaders with the tools to cultivate a healthy congregational culture that will ultimately revive your ministry.
Vital Merger: A New Church Start Approach that Joins Church Families Together
This book offers a proven model to ensure the success of a church merger, one that looks more like a fresh start versus a last-ditch effort that will only delay decline. Here, a merger is likened to a marriage, and the book provides a step-by-step guide towards commitment.
Transforming Congregational Culture
This resource draws a connection between changes in American culture and congregational change, arguing that congregations must adapt in order to engage with contemporary audiences.
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