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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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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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Baptist pastor, writer and cartoonist, Joe McKeever, sees that many churches are resistant to change that may be necessary for their own thriving. In this article, he provides several examples of...

Thumb how to shape your churchs culture

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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...

Thumb structured for mission

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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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Beginning from the premise that church culture is more important to a congregation’s success than the vision of the ministry, author, pastor and leadership consultant Sam Chand seeks to help...

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“The technological revolution underway…creates unprecedented challenges for our understanding and practice of community.” In a new book about the loss of neighborliness, missional leader Roxburgh...

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Evangelical author Andy Crouch offers this critique of culture and culture making. He argues that Christians have engaged in a misguided “culture war” rather than to be creative in culture making....

Thumb why changing church culture rarely works

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John Kotter is one of the most influential thinkers on issues of organizational change. This article, published by Vision Room, points out that many efforts at cultural change are doomed to...

Thumb look before you lead

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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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Culture change can be influenced by external, as well as internal factors, and for many urban congregations, changes in the demographics of the surrounding community have prompted change. The...

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Since 2002, RELEVANT Media Group has published RELEVANT magazine, intended to speak to Christians in their 20s and 30s about how God is relevant to every aspect of culture. With content available...

Thumb dirt matters

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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...

Thumb change   conflict

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This book offers a clear path toward a practical theology of change, acknowledging the constructive value of conflict as a healthy mechanism that moves congregations forward. With a pastoral tone,...

Thumb the future of the african american church

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Two distinct perspectives, one from a seminary professor and one from a youth pastor, offer dialogue on timeless and timely topics facing today’s African American churches as well as congregations...

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Q Ideas seeks to further conversation about the relationship between faith and culture. It was created to encourage faith and cultural leaders to explore ideas about how the Gospel can be expressed...

Thumb promise and peril

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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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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...

Thumb journey wilderness

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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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The Episcopal Church USA has developed the New Visions Initiative to focus on renewal, visioning for the future, and creative culture change in historically African American Episcopal...

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