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A generation ago, congregational observers noted that congregations experiencing growth were those which gave clear-cut, right and wrong, direction about life.

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Center for Congregations President Tim Shapiro spoke with Hayim Herring, consultant, nonprofit organizational futurist and author of <a...

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Is your congregation planning something new? If so, there are five key questions you can ask yourself and the group with which you are working. The five questions apply to almost every kind of...

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Church Innovations Institute is a consulting and research group focused on questions of church culture. They provide a variety of services and resources for congregations who are concerned about a...

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As religious affiliation decreases, congregations worry what to do in the face of decline. Susan Beaumont, leadership expert and former Alban consultant, explains four factors that keep...

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Veteran youth ministers and innovators, Dean and DeVries, have teamed up to “turn hare-brained ideas for ministry into sustainable missional enterprises.” They characterize themselves as...

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From a scholar with deep roots in the Wesleyan tradition comes this thin volume that examines and celebrates the church’s legacy of social innovation, and advocates drawing from its riches to...

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Innovation pioneer, Shannon Hopkins, has discovered through research and experience that learning-by-doing can be a path to social change. As a result, she and her entrepreneurial collective,...

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This resource explores the unique characteristics of divergent churches, examining the how and where they meet, what brings them together, and how their primary concerns shape the practices of...

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The Leadership Network began in 1984 with a group of 20 that wanted the church to have deeper impact on the world. Now they serve over 200,000 leaders all over the world. Names associated with...

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This book advocates for the practice of radical hospitality and focusing the church's mission towards disciple-making in order to draw people back to church.

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This 16-page booklet provides a practical framework for formulating powerful questions, skills for leading "inquiring systems," and examples of companies that have harnessed the power of asking...

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Written from a business perspective, congregations can apply concepts from this resource to create growth following the procedures of SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results). ...

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