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...
It is no longer comfortable at the council meeting. Alex brought a 12-page financial report. “These numbers show that our congregation won’t be in business four years from now,” he says, “We will...
During the 1950s, a psychiatrist named Murray Bowen created a new intervention for those with family members suffering from schizophrenia. Two decades later, Rabbi Edwin Friedman used Bowen’s...
This resource lays out a process for congregational leaders to move from identifying a challenge to solving the issue, a transition that takes form in the learning journey.
Written by two Harvard professors, this book addresses humanity's tendency to resist change and offers a solution in the form of an immunity map that will help overcome a roadblock.
Leadership Education at Duke Divinity aims to create change in congregations by supporting Christian leaders and the institutions they serve. They design educational services, introduce knowledge...
This essay discusses eight behaviors of congregations that learn well.
This organization promotes innovation among congregations by connecting entrepreneurial clergy and laity to discuss new knowledge applicable for strategic planning.
Written for companies, this resource will nonetheless be helpful for congregations as they answer variety of positive questions designed to evaluate strengths and help plan for the future.
This book offers an educational model to teach leadership through case-in-point learning.
This article identifies four factors that keep congregational leaders from adapting.
This resource focuses on story as a fundamental force in identity-formation, hope, love, and learning, offering readers a new perspective on narrative and its role in life.
This book examines the four practices that shape community experience, and details situations where such practices can become unhealthy for a congregation.