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Thumb facilitators guide to participatory decision making

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Organizational consultant Sam Kaner and his fellow authors have an entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit that permeates this comprehensive resource to teach the nuts and bolts of facilitating...

Thumb wisdom group decisions

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Organizational consultant Craig Freshley offers his years of experience and expertise in this slim volume of wisdom designed to reduce conflict and enhance communal decision-making. The...

Thumb the decision book

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Described as a workbook, this source offers its models as active processes, rather than giving answers or telling one how to think. Readers are encouraged to copy or modify the models, so they...

Thumb practicing discernment together

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This book on discernment is one-of-a-kind in that it offers solid instruction on effective principles of discernment and it provides several case studies to illustrate the discernment process....

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“To engage more effectively in mission and ministry, congregational leaders need to teach listening skills and nurture an environment that affirms listening” (p. 157). Based on a review of research...

Thumb pursuing gods will together

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Business models and business leaders don’t necessarily make strong spiritual leaders for the church, according to Ruth Haley Barton. Barton contends that congregations are called to a different...

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This case for collaborative team leadership is targeted to Christian team leaders and members, church planters and revitalizers, consultants and coaches. Discussion questions, often biblically...

Thumb spiritual discovery

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What if decision-makers stopped voting, and instead, practiced discernment and became prayerful “seekers”? This is the goal of the “Spiritual Discovery Method,” a model for decision-making offered...

Thumb the circle way

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“C-I-R-C-L-E: it means something; it is a way to get somewhere else than where we are.” So say The Circle Way trainers, cofounders of {{PeerSpirit, Inc. | http://peerspirit.com/}}, and authors...

Thumb facilitation at a glance

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A remarkable amount of practical information about facilitating, what it looks like and how to do it is contained in this small but authoritative resource by consultant, educator, and Certified...

Thumb bridges 15

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“Kids grow best toward mature Christian adulthood when they have ample opportunity to interact with mature Christian adults.” This family-based youth ministry philosophy has been developed over...

Thumb building type basics worship

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Here architect Nicholas Roberts provides an ecumenical and inter-faith resource that is specifically designed to address the preplanning and early construction questions and needs of congregations...

Thumb the way of discernment leaders

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How do congregations and individuals go about the process of making important decisions informed by the spirit of Christ? This leader’s guide provides a congregational leader with the tools needed...

Thumb a parliamentary guide

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Successful meetings are possible only when there is an orderly consideration of business. This book is a simplified, unintimidating, practical guide to the rules and customs that govern...

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Warring factions that vie for control. A community conflict that bled into the congregation and estranged long-time members. Lingering resentments over a clergy-parish conflict. If your...

Thumb the church construction kit

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Architect Dean Morgan agrees with those who say that “buildings communicate.” Morgan believes that providing a beautiful facility is one way to communicate how a congregation feels about God and...

Thumb records retention schedule

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In every congregation, records are a key resource. They are needed for day-to-day operations, to support budgeting and planning, to answer questions about past decisions, and to demonstrate...

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