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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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How would you describe a thriving congregation? Perhaps a thriving congregation has young people attending worship. Another thriving congregation might manage conflict well.

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This book uses the biblical story about rebuilding Jerusalem's wall as a guide for how congregations can engage with the larger community, creating a ministry in partnership, rather than to or...

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This blog post reflects on synagogue vitality and the importance of strengthening engagement with the broader community.

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This book helps congregations use Appreciative Inquiry and Asset Mapping in order to build a community.

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This book outlines seven ministry models to serve a local community, detailing the criteria of each and providing information to decide which is best for your context.

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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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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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This article will guide congregations in discerning what process or method to employ in new community focused efforts.

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This book proposes a different conceptual framework based on understanding social networks for connecting purpose, people, and activities to increase the impact of congregations.

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This resource explores the unique characteristics of divergent churches, examining the how and where they meet, what brings them together, and how their primary concerns shape the practices of...

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Based off the work of the Christian Community Development Association, this resource details the eight key components of community development and provides an outline of what it means to provide...

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