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Increasingly, all kinds of congregations are actively externally focused. I’ve observed this since 2008. The change is remarkable. Really!

The energy is so powerful. The conversations exciting....

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How does your congregation use Facebook? If you are a clergyperson, do you manage Twitter or Instagram for ministry? How about Pinterest or Snapchat or YouTube?

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I'm having more conversations with congregations that characterize themselves as multicultural.
For example, I met with a governing board of a Caucasian congregation that had recently welcomed 20...

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This book combines theory and practical tips to place urban ministry front and center, defining the seven core values of urban ministry and equiping readers with action steps.

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Mark DeVries, founder of Youth Ministry Architects, gives congregations struggling with youth ministry new hope and careful direction. He begins with a statement of the problem often found in youth...

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This excellent video shares the devastation and grief of family members as they tell their stories and experiences. Their diversity of situations helps to give understanding to the ways grief is...

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This compelling book discusses what it might be like if we actually loved our neighbors, as stated by The Great Commandment, and why we are often uncomfortable with the prospect of doing so.

Large congregational tool box for prison ministry

Beginning with a discussion of the growth of the prison population in the United States, this article addresses the reasons for congregations to become involved with outreach to prisoners, from a...

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Nancy Ammerman’s qualitative study of American congregations and their varied partnerships has much to offer congregations that are concerned with their public ministry and impact. While this book...

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Dawnings is a denomination-wide initiative of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. The process offers congregations, individuals, and partner organizations an opportunity to discern the vision of...

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A United Methodist pastor, professor of preaching and worship, and former seminary president, Mcelvaney writes with an awareness of the difficulties facing 21st century congregations, encouraging...

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One challenge faced by many congregations is the meaningful integration of public ministries of the church with the weekly rhythm of worship. This article from the Calvin Institute of Christian...

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For more than 40 years, Sojourners, an evangelical Christian organization with international reach, has been committed to “faith in action for social justice.” Sojourners provides resources and...

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