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In October 2012, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reported that, based on new data, 19.5% of Americans register no religious affiliation. This is an almost five percent increase over the...

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Congregational partnerships can be challenging.

If a congregation needs help with something beyond its grasp, its leaders are often advised to join efforts with another congregation or another...

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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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Large church assessment tools
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This congregational assessment from Holy Cow Consulting provides benchmark data to inform decisions about identity, clergy search, strategic...

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Written for congregations in the middle of a size transition, this book tackles issues relating to potentials problems a congregation may face when they are either increasing or decreasing in...

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This article is addressed to small congregations whose current situation is not working and intentional decisions about the congregation’s future must be made. Alice Mann, former Alban Institute...

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This book is written for clergy and lay leaders of congregations struggling to break through the attendance size barrier and will use organizational development observations to demystify the...

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This quick and credible overview without a sales agenda is a helpful introduction for congregations considering church management software (ChMS). It highlights the get-started basic questions: How...

Large turnaround and beyond
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This book equips congregations with tools to move from maintenance to mission, examining the characteristics of turnaround churches through scripture and stories.

Large replant
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This book tells the story of how a church was able to merge with a thriving congregation to enter a new chapter in ministry, despite the geological distance between the two.

Large theres hope for your church
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This resource offers 30 questions congregations should consider before undergoing a merger, including logistics such as the commute for congregates, to broader topics like clergy strengths and...

Large ending with hope
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This resource draws insight from 15 different clergy and lay leaders to cover every major aspect of a congregational closing, from outlining the differences and similarities between members' and...

Large facing decline
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This book offers solutions for congregations who hope to grow a vibrant faith community despite declining resources and attendance, addressing potential challenges and questions you may have...

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