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Center for Congregations President Tim Shapiro spoke with Tod Bolsinger of Fuller Theological Seminary and author of <a...

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“The future is already here, it is just on the margins.” 
-Dave Gibbons, author and pastor of Newsong Church, Santa Ana, California

 

On February 11, 1805, a...

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Here’s a secret for you. The Center for Congregations in Indiana has learned something while working with 3500 congregations that we want to share with you.

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This book pushes readers to view the church as an organism --- something that must survive through adaption. This resource supplies readers with ten adaptive principles for congregations to...

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This book uses the story of Lewis and Clark as a conceptual framework to approach leadership, specifically how to lead in an unfamiliar landscape by reflecting then acting.

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This thought-provoking book on leadership offers readers with tools they can use to become more effective and confident leaders.

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This website of practical training packs quickly equips leaders and teams for effective ministry. Content spans over 100 topics including staff orientation, facilities management, and...

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This book seeks to resolve conflict on an individual level, asserting that the only thing one can change is oneself; therefore it is essential to understand how one manages conflict.

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Not all challenges are created equal. Defining a problem can be difficult, let alone creating a solution. Harvard professors Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky developed the process of adaptive...

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This book offers a variety of strategies for congregations to address conflict creativley, allowing for positive change.

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As religious affiliation decreases, congregations worry what to do in the face of decline. Susan Beaumont, leadership expert and former Alban consultant, explains four factors that keep...

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Several years ago, Ronald Heifetz started a leadership training organization rooted in the ideas first espoused in his book Leadership Without Easy Answers. Heifetz, a Harvard Business School...

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Recent studies and congregational experience show that a positive approach can successfully address “adaptive” or non-technical issues in a way that a focus on problem-solving cannot. This article,...

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