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Many congregational leaders know the importance of clear vision and mission statements. Some of us have experienced positive energy working with a team that articulates congregational hopes and...

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Many congregational leaders know the importance of clear mission and vision statements. However, congregational leaders are less capable at enacting plans.

Years ago, Kennon Callahan described...

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Planned giving doesn’t need to be a complicated challenge for your congregation. By following these principles, your congregation can start securing the financial future of your...

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This congregational assessment from Holy Cow Consulting provides benchmark data to inform decisions about identity, clergy search, strategic...

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Give your vision a litmus test. Increase your culture of collaboration. Create a “stop doing” list - and then execute it. Schedule a benchmarking trip to a larger, faster-growing church. Write down...

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Are you looking for a quick overview of strategic planning and a way to make sense of terms like mission, vision, strategies, objectives, SMART goals, and action plans? See the full strategic...

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Now in its third edition, this classic resource explains why planning is so important to carrying out mission. Dr. Aubrey Malphurs is the senior professor of leadership and pastoral ministry at...

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This book of practical tools turns strategic planning into “holy conversations” guided by three critical questions.

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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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Based on research from the U.S. Congregational Life Survey, the authors identify ten strengths found in vital congregations, including meaningful worship, welcoming new people, and focusing on...

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These two video discussions suggest how to avoid congregational conflict and what to do when conflict arises.

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A key role of congregational governance is to serve as a “steward of the mission.” Yet, too often, board members feel disconnected between the congregation’s primary purpose and the actual work of...

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Are you tired of wordsmithing mission and vision statements? Is your congregation burned out on planning processes that don’t lead anywhere? Do you need to broaden the base of members doing...

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