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Sometimes funds are scarce. God has created the world abundant with water, trees, blue skies and people we love. Though we have what we need, we don't have everything. In congregations, this lack...

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Many elements make you the person you are. You are shaped by your race, your geographic location, and your genetic structure. Your personality is formed by your family,...

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“The future is already here, it is just on the margins.” 
-Dave Gibbons, author and pastor of Newsong Church, Santa Ana, California

 

On February 11, 1805, a...

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This short article lists nine steps to create a narrative budget that communicates the congregation’ s impact.

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There’s always a story behind every congregation’s understanding of themselves. It’s a story that they have inherited and a story they unconsciously live by. But is it a true story; a story that...

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“Christian-storied leaders.” That’s the way Nazarene preacher and professor, Jay Martinson, characterizes his target audience. And for good reason: He is convinced that story is a fundamental force...

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Most Christians are familiar with the major stories and characters of the Bible, yet they are often ignorant of how the stories relate to one another or fit into the overall biblical story. This...

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This collection of African American narratives and statistics offers practical strategies to reach and disciple Black young adults.

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This book frames conflict as a tool to move congregations forward if used positively. In this resource, conflict can spark changes that will allow your congregation to tell a new story about its...

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This book addresses the unique challenges of enduring conflict and equips congregational leaders with tools to minimize conflict avoidance before focusing on the importance of communication and...

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This book by Nancy Ammerman is a well-researched representation of the spiritual life of Americans. It is a unique take on the (perhaps overused) phrase of “being spiritual but not religious.”...

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Working Preacher is a website from Luther Seminary. The website is focused on preaching. Because the emphasis is on resources for the pastor who preaches in a local congregation, it is practical,...

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Given the prevailing challenges that youth and the congregations who love them face on a daily basis, how can congregations help their young people not only survive, but thrive? Centered in Hope ...

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