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As a pastor, have you earned enough pastoral capital to accomplish what you seek to do?

In seminary, my leadership professor described the importance of building capital with parishioners. We...

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Latino Protestants are experiencing remarkable growth, according to Pew Research Center. Pew reports that by 2030, half of all Latinos in America will be Protestant. While some gather in Latino...

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Center for Congregations CRG Director Aaron Spiegel spoke with Gerardo Martí about his recent CRG guest blog post....

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“Young adult ministry is not an outreach or a campaign…. (It) must change the way the church does business.” With this conviction, Catholic women religious in Cleveland are taking the lead in an...

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This collection of 13 essays discuesses relevant topics for lay ministers, such as the relationship between leadership and spirituality, power and authority, and theology.

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This book uses the biblical story about rebuilding Jerusalem's wall as a guide for how congregations can engage with the larger community, creating a ministry in partnership, rather than to or...

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This book provides the process and strategy to build a community in a fragmented world.

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This resource for volunteer staff offers endless ideas and resources on how to identify community assets, analyze community problems, build social capital, and more.

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This book helps congregations use Appreciative Inquiry and Asset Mapping in order to build a community.

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This resource retells the story of Nehemiah in the Bible to raise awareness about the dilemmas and complexities for those engaged in community development work.

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This resource identifies the church as a solution to cultural individualism, arguing that congregations that focus outwards can play a larger role in the community.

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This workbook is filled with tools to help congregations plan for and execute community-based engagement, offering six action steps that include evaluating the neighborhood and paying attention...

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This book examines the four practices that shape community experience, and details situations where such practices can become unhealthy for a congregation.

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