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The Church Assessment Tool (CAT), created by {{Holy Cow Consulting | https://holycowconsulting.com/}}, helps those seeking accurate data in preparation for one or more of the following: pastoral...

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The Transforming Church Insight (TCI) assessment tool has been a helpful learning tool for many different kinds of congregations. The tool has proven helpful because it focuses on topics often not...

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Sometimes, numbers do help. This resource will provide you with data. It is the website for the National Congregations Study. The newest data was posted in the winter of 2014. How can you use the...

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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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Many congregations find that creating and nurturing small relational groups lead to congregational health and faith development in individuals. Transformational Groups is a book that presents key...

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Readers have been offered many titles by Timothy Keller over the past few years. Keller is the pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. He has pastoral and theological wisdom to...

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This book begins with an unpromising diagnosis. The authors assert that the decline of the church in the United States is steeper than we think. They declare “the American church is broken.” ...

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The author of this creative book on congregational assets is the Rev. Eric H. F. Law, an Episcopal priest and founder and executive director of the Kaleidoscope Institute in Los Angeles. One of the...

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Is your congregation struggling to survive? Molly Baskette’s ten year journey through congregational revitalization in her urban Boston congregation provides a blueprint for hope and change. Her...

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The developmental life of congregations follows a predictable trajectory. Veteran pastor, congregational consultant and coach George Bullard presents a life cycle model that can help leaders...

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Noted author, founder and president of Focused Community Strategies Urban Ministries in Atlanta, GA, Lupton retells the Biblical story of Nehemiah, drawing parallels to his own experience of urban...

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Congregations and leaders familiar with the work of the Alban Institute will be pleased to discover that many of the excellent consultants of Alban continue to offer their extensive and...

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New forms of congregations are appearing in the United States. Some of these congregations can be characterized by how and where they meet: pub churches, Wednesday evening house churches,...

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Denominational leader and former pastor Jeffrey Jones offers both “hard truths” and hope to congregations who desire vibrant and healthy faith communities despite declining attendance and...

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Dying congregations can foster new life through the North American Mission Board (NAMB) Replant ministry. Replant works by utilizing the assets of a declining congregation to begin a new church....

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The Center for Parish Development doesn’t use the word transformation lightly. This organization, located in Chicago, Illinois, is serious about helping your congregation live fully into its...

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The Center for Progressive Renewal is a multifaceted organization equipping clergy and laity with tools and resources for congregational renewal. Their {{website | http://progressiverenewal.org/}}...

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“Make the change that changes everything,” urges James MacDonald. Church was never meant to be safe, comfortable, or predictable. Church is about God and the vertical dimension: transcendence. In...

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If you want to read a book that does more than simply acknowledge the issues related to generation gaps and would like to understand how to bridge those gaps, One Church, Four Generations is a good...

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Conversations abound in congregations. Over coffee, at evening meetings, via email; in some ways the sermon itself is a conversation. Too often, conversations amount to so much talk and too little...

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