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Youth ministry with staying power has a clearly defined mission and vision, and it engages the whole congregation - including parents - in key relational and leadership roles. This group assists...

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The Leadership Network began in 1984 with a group of 20 that wanted the church to have deeper impact on the world. Now they serve over 200,000 leaders all over the world. Names associated with...

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Transitioning between the old and the new affects all congregations, and they feel it most profoundly when clergy leadership changes. Organizational consultant and author William Bridges says that...

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This book offers a clear path toward a practical theology of change, acknowledging the constructive value of conflict as a healthy mechanism that moves congregations forward. With a pastoral tone,...

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Ministry teams looking for focused, easy-to-use training resources might consider the offerings of Building Church Leaders (BCL). The training pack format lends itself to small group discussion...

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The Lewis Center for Church Leadership is located on the Wesley Theological Seminary campus in Washington D.C. The director is Dr. Lovett Weems, Jr. Dr. Weems is a distinguished professor of Church...

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As many times as we hear that we shouldn’t care what others think, it is natural to at least wonder, if not worry. Clergy is one of the three professions that has the most negative projections...

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How Your Congregation Learns describes how congregational leaders move from identifying a congregational challenge to a project, program and activity that effectively addresses the challenge. The...

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Dr. Henry Cloud is a clinical psychologist who focuses on leadership coaching, consulting and development, with an emphasis on strengthening executive teams, and focusing organizational cultures....

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Most denominations and congregations provide for a committee responsible for clergy support and evaluation. Both pastors and these committees often have misgivings about the clergy review processes...

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If only everyone could do every task equally well. Yet, that is not the way it goes. This is true in all aspects of life including congregational leadership. How can you tell if you or someone...

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Determining the need for outside professional help can sometimes be confusing for pastoral leaders. Knowing who to call, what questions to ask and what qualities and expertise to look for are...

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Every young person has leadership potential, says youth ministry expert Doug Franklin. What they need in order to develop it is an understanding of their own unique skills and traits. This...

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Susan Nienaber has unique expertise as a congregational consultant because of her combined education and experience as a marriage and family therapist (LFMT) and her theological training (M.Div.)....

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The INCM fosters connections among children’s ministry leaders at the local, regional and national level. In addition to annual conferences, INCM provides a website with links to a number of...

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Attorney and CPA Richard Hammar continues his interest in sound church management in his role as Senior Editorial Advisor for Church Law &Tax Report, a print resource that has online articles...

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Those involved with The Transforming Center believe that the best thing Christians bring to their leadership in the church is their transforming selves. To that end, the Center seeks to strengthen...

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