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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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It doesn’t matter if the workplace is a hospital or a grocery store, finding the right people is key to effectiveness. This is true for congregations too.

How does your congregation find...

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The purpose of youth ministry is to foster the personal development of faith, theology and relationships for young people ages 6th-12th grades. This usually happens through a variety of lessons,...

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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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This resource is written for pastors in a new congregation, helping them assess trust level, learning how to deal with difficult behavior, and how to best get to know parishoners.

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The setting is Tennessee and the denomination is Baptist, but the practice of bivocational ministry crosses all geographic and denominational lines. This eight-minute video from Public Broadcasting...

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Supplemented by sample surveys, forms, and interview questions, this resource will equip clergy search committees with the necessary tools to find a new pastor.

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Retired pastor Dave Jacobs has nearly thirty years of experience working with smaller congregations: “I understand the small church. . . . I understand the small church pastor.” Jacobs’...

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Your pastor is leaving. How does your congregation decide whether or not an intentional, interim pastor is needed? Such a role is sometimes known as a transitional pastor. This article lists eight...

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This resource frames changes in clergy leadership as a period with the potential to strengthen relationships between the new pastor and the congregation.

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It seems obvious, but many church-goers may not realize that how they relate to each other and to their pastor are major factors in the pastor's mental health and work environment. A study of 1,500...

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It is not easy being a pastor. Important work is rarely easy. On the other hand, it isn’t always easy being a member of a congregation either. Being part of a faith community has its ups and downs....

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This e-book explores the challenges of pastoral leadership and provides clarity surrounding congregational identity to help congregations select the right pastor for their church.

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