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Congregations have long been places that nurture the care of souls. Long ago, the early church created strategies and tactics to care for widows and children. Nowadays, care in congregations...

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Leadership is leading people to the place they’d go if they only knew how. This is the definition of leadership I learned from my friend Dr. James Rafferty.

Such leadership happens in the small...

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Here’s a secret for you. The Center for Congregations in Indiana has learned something while working with 3500 congregations that we want to share with you.

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“To engage more effectively in mission and ministry, congregational leaders need to teach listening skills and nurture an environment that affirms listening” (p. 157). Based on a review of research...

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If you are someone who too-often experiences interpersonal communication as distressing, confusing, or unsuccessful, then this resource from United Methodist pastor and communications consultant...

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Group spiritual direction is a place where individuals can experience what it means to be listened to deeply and lovingly by others, so that they in turn learn to listen more attentively to God in...

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Veteran pastor and Circle Way practitioner, Ivy Thomas, has written this small book to explain The Circle Way process and its application in congregational settings. The Circle Way is a modern-day...

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Congregations dismayed by declining membership are urged to cultivate the habit of listening - to the Holy Spirit, to one another, to their neighbor in need - in order to discern where God is at...

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Growing out of several years of participation in the Center for Creative Leadership, leadership consultant Donald Zimmer presents a well-researched analysis of the powerful relationship between the...

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“First, stop talking.” That’s the way one reviewer introduces this wise and funny TED talk (Technology, Entertainment and Design) by a communications expert. It is an 11-minute tutorial on how to...

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“The greatest transformation comes during times when we quiet ourselves long enough to listen attentively… to God, to one another, and to what’s stirring in our own hearts.” This statement from the...

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Karen Lampe leads care ministry and training at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. Her book on The Caring Congregation is a manual for congregational care...

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As a former college coach, university president and now parish Episcopal priest, Gil Stafford has a unique vantage point from which he gently, yet pointedly challenges leaders to cultivate a new...

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