Congregations learn well when they slow things down.
Creating a sense of urgency makes sense when striving to get ahead in a capitalistic economy, but it isn’t always helpful for congregational...
Sometimes funds are scarce. God has created the world abundant with water, trees, blue skies and people we love. Though we have what we need, we don't have everything. In congregations, this lack...
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,...
This congregational assessment from Holy Cow Consulting provides benchmark data to inform decisions about identity, clergy search, strategic...
This slim guide offers principles and accompanying tips that can easily be applied to any form of collaboration, covering topics such as boundaries, efficiency, mistakes, and timelines.
This comprehensive resource teaches the nuts and bolts of facilitating group decision-making by breaking the process down into four parts and illustrating ideas through charts and graphs.
The Circle Way is a modern-day adaptation of an ancient council method of decision-making. This booklet applies the Circle Way to modern congregations as a way to foster open conversations.
This workbook introduces 50 different models for strategic thinking, detailing a history, purpose, and suggested applications for readers to modify based off their needs.
This user-friendly resource encourages congregational leaders to use the Spiritual Discovery Method for decision making, promoting open and honest questions in order to practice discernment.
This resources offers solid instruction on effective principles of discernment in addition to case studies that illustrate the discernment process.
This resource outlines how coongregations can become a discerning community together, arguing that churches need a different decision-making process compared to businesses.
This resource provides the history and basics of The Circle Way, a structure of conversation that can be used to collaborate and make decisions.
This resource offers discussion questions and two-minute exercises to supplement a comprehensive guide on five disciplines critical for accomplishing meaningful work in ministry.