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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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After defining and explaining narrative budgets, this document helps readers transform their former line-item budgets into narrative budgets. Narrative budgets tell a congregation’s story, hopes,...

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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 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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Christian psychiatrist Curt Thompson weaves together narratives about the healing journey of his clients with relevant discoveries of neuroscience to illustrate what it and the practice of certain...

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In 2010 more new congregations began than closed. Studies shows that trend is continuing into and perhaps past mid-decade. Are you considering starting a new congregation? The book Launch might...

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By contrasting generosity as a way of choosing to be free in a world constrained by greed, Christian social entrepreneur Jeff Shinabarger shares his story of redefining how much is “enough”. By...

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Practitioners and facilitators with a working knowledge of Appreciative Inquiry will find this book a very practical guide for designing and implementing an Appreciative Inquiry Summit. This book,...

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