Center for Congregations President Tim Shapiro spoke with Tod Bolsinger of Fuller Theological Seminary and author of <a...
“The future is already here, it is just on the margins.”
-Dave Gibbons, author and pastor of Newsong Church, Santa Ana, California
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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...
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.
This thought-provoking book on leadership offers readers with tools they can use to become more effective and confident leaders.
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...
This article overviews an adaptive leadership process used to define challenges and help interpret the situation.
This article identifies four factors that keep congregational leaders from adapting.
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.
This book offers a variety of strategies for congregations to address conflict creativley, allowing for positive change.
This organization offers two-day leadership workshops that include interactive exercises for serious self-reflection, problem solving, conflict resolution, and more.
This article discusses four effective processes leaders can use to take a positive approach to non-technical issues.