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Its about life 220x220
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A generation ago, congregational observers noted that congregations experiencing growth were those which gave clear-cut, right and wrong, direction about life.

I want to note a subtle correction...

The challenge of partnering 220x220
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Congregational partnerships can be challenging.

If a congregation needs help with something beyond its grasp, its leaders are often advised to join efforts with another congregation or another...

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What does marriage have in common with congregational life? There is one thing in particular: both flourish when the ratio of positive validation to negative criticism is five to one in favor of...

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Large vital congregations fact
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This study of leaders across ten faith traditions define spiritual vitality, reveal which factors help or hurt congregational vitality, and offers strategies to improve vitality.

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Written by the United Methodist Bishop of Missouri, this book outlines five congregational practices of an effective congregation, detailing the importance of each and providing evaluation tools...

Large church assessment tools
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This congregational assessment from Holy Cow Consulting provides benchmark data to inform decisions about identity, clergy search, strategic...

Large life cycle stages cong development
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This article presents a life cycle model that can help leaders understand their congregation's current life stage and anticipate inevitable transitions.

Large insights into congregational conflict
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Part of a series produced by Faith Communities Today, this article analyzes the results of two surveys on the subject of congregational conflict.

Large dirt matters
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This resource provides leaders with the tools to cultivate a healthy congregational culture that will ultimately revive your ministry.

Large the learning congregation
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Faith communities that effectively meet new challenges and opportunities have some behaviors in common. In this essay, a veteran pastor and president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations...

Large transforming congregational culture
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This resource draws a connection between changes in American culture and congregational change, arguing that congregations must adapt in order to enage with contemporary audiences.

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This article reveals how validation fosters flourishing congregations and lists three ways leaders can infuse validation into congregational life.

Large conflictreport
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This report by the Center for Congregations provides an overview of inevitable congregational conflict and practical suggestions for conflict management.

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