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In a gathering of congregational leaders, the word “millennial” enters the conversation. A wave of uneasiness settles in — judgment, honest confusion or distress. What is the future of our...

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On my way to work, I drive by two church buildings. One building used to be the home of a Methodist congregation, the other formerly a home for a Roman Catholic congregation. The people have gone...

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The purpose of youth ministry is to foster the personal development of faith, theology and relationships for young people ages 6th-12th grades. This usually happens through a variety of lessons,...

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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...

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From long-time teacher, author, consultant and ordained United Church of Christ minister Anthony B. Robinson comes a comprehensive look at the power of transformative change in congregational...

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Just as it takes good soil to grow healthy plants, a congregation requires the good soil of well-defined beliefs, calling and values in order to have fruitful ministry. Gardening metaphors abound...

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What does it mean to practice validation in your congregation? How can an “affirming disposition” increase your congregation’s ability to trust one another and try new things? In this article from...

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Practical and offering good questions for engagement, this book provides a structured orientation to church culture from a conservative and evangelical perspective. Written by Aubrey Malphurs, a...

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Organized into three tracks, the “Creating a Culture of Renewal” leadership development approach, led by author and consultant Rebekah Simon-Peter, is designed to meet congregational leaders where...

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Congregations and congregational leaders interested in understanding the genesis and impact of change and conflict within their communities will benefit from the research of David Brubaker,...

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This concise article from LifeWay, the Southern Baptist publishing house, provides a great overview introduction to understanding what “church culture” is in the first place. By seeing how a...

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Gil Rendle is a reliable source of congregational resources and practical advice. As a United Methodist pastor and a long-time consultant with the Texas Methodist Foundation, he has deep experience...

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Each year, Ed Young, pastor of Texas megachurch, Fellowship Church, hosts the Creative Church Culture (C3) Conference, attended by thousands of pastors and lay leaders. Affiliated with the Southern...

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