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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...

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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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The developmental life of congregations follows a predictable trajectory. Veteran pastor, congregational consultant and coach George Bullard presents a life cycle model that can help leaders...

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This downloadable guide by specialized transitional minister Ron Bouwkamp focuses on concrete, practical steps to follow for a church that has already made the decision to close. An initial meeting...

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Church Collaboration is a website built by coaching and consulting firm ChurchFuture of Minneapolis that draws on research of various types of church mergers and collaboration models to provide...

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A Pennsylvania synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has published a comprehensive downloadable guide to closing a congregation. Beginning with theological and biblical...

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Alban Institute publication Ending with Hope is based on the foundational vision “that closing a congregation is a resurrection opportunity to release resources for new ministry” (Preface, vii)....

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Lay leader Linda M. Hilliard and interim specialist Reverend Gretchen J. Switzer created the guidebook they wished they had when together they faced the challenge of closing a historic...

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Written from the front lines of declining mainline congregations that are coming to the conclusion that it is time to close their doors, Michael K. Jones’ Empty Houses is an eminently practical...

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Inspired by the similarities she observed in the death of her father and the decline of her congregation, Alban Institute writer Glenda Prins provides a deeply pastoral examination of the parallels...

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