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Center for Congregations President Tim Shapiro spoke with Hayim Herring, consultant, nonprofit organizational futurist and author of <a...

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“Foresight is 20/20” is not a typographical error. Rather, it relates to a theme that Dr. Terri Elton and I wrote about in our recent book, <a...

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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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"We must see the surrounding community as our congregation," asserts veteran United Methodist pastor, Daniels. Based on the author’s experience leading congregational revitalization, and drawing...

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What signifies a vital congregation? Rabbi Aaron Spiegel, who serves the Center for Congregations in Indiana, reflects on synagogue vitality in this blog post. Rabbi Spiegel considers data from...

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Is your congregation more engaged than ever with your local community? If so, it could well mean that you have more questions than ever. How do you assess the needs of your neighborhood? How do you...

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Marcel Proust said, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” -and that’s what this book provides congregational leaders. Through integrating the...

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“It’s all about relationships.” This conviction underlies all the wisdom and practical tools that fill this resource from veteran “relational engagement” practitioners. Based on their own...

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Trending now? Externally focused or what are called “missional” congregations, says Eric Swanson, author and Leadership Network’s Community Director. Swanson narrates this YouTube video that...

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Research shows that congregations are more engaged than ever in their local community. Is this true for your congregation? Or is this a new goal? Joy Skjegstad describes seven models by which...

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Congregations are finding that hierarchical organizational structures limit their ability to think and act creatively. Good ideas don’t get implemented in a reasonable timespan. Often, the people...

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Positive change is an approach and high engagement process of focusing on what is successful in a congregation. It is a congregation collectively learning, growing and changing through a...

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Community ministry takes many forms in congregations. One form of community ministry focuses on mutual relationships. Engaging with (not for) people in your local community is a meaningful way...

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