Based on research from the U.S. Congregational Life Survey, the authors identify ten strengths found in vital congregations, including meaningful worship, welcoming new people, and focusing on...
This resource lays out a process for congregational leaders to move from identifying a challenge to solving the issue, a transition that takes form in the learning journey.
This resource provides a theological and practical guide to closing a congregation.
This resource combines knowledge of the African American Sunday School tradition with insights from modern child development theory to create a guidebook for today's religious educators.
This article offers advice and resources while covering small congregations and their governing systems, arguing that small congregations need an appropriately sized governance system.
Based on the author's experience within a rural congregation, this resource explores the benefits of a partnership between the church and its farmers, one that can lead to community growth.
Based on a qualitative study of American congregations and their varied partnerships, this resource offers a comprehensive picture on the ways congregations leverage the strength of partnership...
This downloadable gude outlines a three-year revitalization process for small churches.
This book offers ground rules and strategies for handling disagreement.
This resource paints a detailed portrait of American congregations from a variety of religious traditions.