31 results for “innovation”
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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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New forms of congregations are appearing in the United States. Some of these congregations can be characterized by how and where they meet: pub churches, Wednesday evening house churches,...

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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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Taking his cue from the Barna Study of the six big reasons Mosaics (b.1984-2002) and Busters (b.1984-1965) have abandoned church, Charles Gutenson wants to bring them back. Gutenson is assistant...

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Today many business and congregational leaders are discovering the invaluable practice of asking powerful and penetrating questions. In this 16 page booklet, authors Juanita Brown, Eric Vogt and...

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A small investment with high yield-that’s what The Thin Book of SOAR boasts. In this updated second volume, authors Jacquie Stavros and Gina Hinrichs have pooled their extensive experience and...

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