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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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Is your congregation planning something new? If so, there are five key questions you can ask yourself and the group with which you are working. The five questions apply to almost every kind of...

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Your congregation is likely working on something new right now. You may be exploring the possibility of a youth mission trip. Or maybe your finance team wants to take an entirely new approach to...

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Faith communities that effectively meet new challenges and opportunities have some behaviors in common. In this essay, a veteran pastor and president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations...

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Experienced Center for Congregations personnel and congregational experts Nancy DeMott, Tim Shapiro, and Brent Bill begin with the idea that religious “buildings communicate.” Discovering what and...

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The Center for Pastoral Excellence has a home at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. It hosts a variety of endeavors including: The Discipleship Project, Academy of Preaching...

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The mission of The Church Multiplication Training Center (CMTC) is to refocus the church to be about disciples making disciples. Since its beginning in 1991, the Center has trained over 5,000...

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empty tomb, inc. is a service and research organization, focused on financial discipleship strategies and church giving patterns. They seek to help the church to serve the poor and love our...

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Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) is a program of Fuller Theological Seminary, the largest and most inclusive seminary in the United States. The Executive Director of FYI is Dr. Kara Powell who also...

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The Hospitality Audit is a free web resource designed by Chris Walker, Presbyterian pastor and church evangelism coach. The audit is a twenty-page downloadable survey to help congregations take a...

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This article is a concise yet comprehensive overview of the steps to creating a successful nonprofit organization, from conducting a needs analysis to outlining a business plan. While the article...

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They say if you aren’t increasing, then you are declining. This blog describes four ways congregations can break attendance barriers. Certainly, there is no magic solution. However, these four ways...

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The Millennial Generation is challenging congregational life in virtually all its aspects. This is true for Black congregations which must also deal with Hip Hop culture. Pastor Benjamin Stephens...

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