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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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The Church Assessment Tool (CAT), created by {{Holy Cow Consulting | https://holycowconsulting.com/}}, helps those seeking accurate data in preparation for one or more of the following: pastoral...

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The Transforming Church Insight (TCI) assessment tool has been a helpful learning tool for many different kinds of congregations. The tool has proven helpful because it focuses on topics often not...

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The secondary title of this helpful website is “Ideas for Revitalizing Struggling Churches”. The site has many blogs and articles dealing with congregational renewal. An example is a post dealing...

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The Center for Progressive Renewal is a multifaceted organization equipping clergy and laity with tools and resources for congregational renewal. Their {{website | http://progressiverenewal.org/}}...

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The Greater Orlando Baptist Association (GOBA) is known nationally for its annual “Renovate Conference”. Among other items listed on their {{website | http://GOBA.org}} are dozens of articles,...

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Deep church revitalization occurs from the inside out. Both authors are founding members of the Church Multiplication Associates. They argue that renewal is a process church leaders make motivated...

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It is one thing to prescribe what must happen in congregations to bring about renewal. It may be quite another thing to actually motivate a congregation to make the necessary changes. Peter Coutts...

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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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Robert Wuthnow, a sociology professor at Princeton University, continues to be a reliable researcher regarding the practice of religion in the United States. The God Problem examines the tension...

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Many of us have heard much about the Emerging Church movement. In some ways, the phrase has already passed us by. Congregational life is changing that fast in some contexts. Whatever one calls the...

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Hayim Herring is the author of the 2012 book Tomorrow’s Synagogue Today. He is also a congregational consultant working primarily with synagogues. His consulting work often addresses issues...

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Is your congregation struggling to survive? Molly Baskette’s ten year journey through congregational revitalization in her urban Boston congregation provides a blueprint for hope and change. Her...

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Glenn Daman is an author and former small-church pastor who believes that a church’s vitality is not determined by its size, programs, or budget. Vitality is instead about the church embodying...

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This book begins with an unpromising diagnosis. The authors assert that the decline of the church in the United States is steeper than we think. They declare “the American church is broken.” ...

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Bicycle riders who use pedal clips can perform at a higher level by using both the upward and downward pedaling motion to propel them forward. In Clip In, a veteran pastor and an educator...

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For congregations feeling overwhelmed by the scale and multiplicity of change around and within them, this book offers a roadmap. Alan Roxburgh, a pastor, writer and consultant with {{The Missional Network | http://themissionalnetwork.com/}}...

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Many denominations host websites which contain helpful tools for church renewal. The Church of the Nazarene hosts this user-friendly and comprehensive page titled, “Vibrant Church Renewal.” It...

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“Don’t be afraid of small beginnings; remember this whole thing started with a mouse.” -Walt Disney. So begins minister coach and executive pastor Dan Reiland’s two-part article about how to grow...

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This article captures the thinking of Rabbi Sid Schwarz concerning the challenges facing synagogues in the United States. Rabbi Schwarz is the director of the Clergy Leadership Incubator (CLI), a...

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