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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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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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Starting or maintaining a congregational library can feel overwhelming. But, professional and non-professional congregational librarians can find help, direction, and support from the Church and...

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For more than 90 years, Brotherhood Mutual has insured many of America’s congregations and related ministries. Over time, the firm has developed and observed many leading practices in safety and...

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Many people think of a house of worship as a safe area. Yet violent acts, fires, tornados, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and arson can affect houses of worship, often with little or no warning....

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MinistryPay.com is a comprehensive source of ministry pay data owned and produced by The Church Network (National Association of Church Business Administration or NACBA). It includes information...

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Two lively video discussions, about 15 minutes each, are part of a weekly series by Dr. Kris Tenny-Brittian, a Disciples of Christ regional minister and consultant, and Dr. Bill Tenny-Brittian, a...

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By its very content, this free downloadable pamphlet promotes an educated laity with respect to congregational finances. The content includes fifteen questions for laity to answer. The questions...

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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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Some subjects are too uncomfortable for congregations and individuals to discuss because they are “close to home.” The Mennonite Publishing Network in partnership with the Mennonite Church and...

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Ed Stetzer is the President of LifeWay Research Division and Eric Geiger is the Vice President of LifeWay Christian Resources and has a doctorate from Southern Seminary in leadership and church...

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Ed Stetzer is the President of LifeWay Research Division and Eric Geiger is the Vice President of LifeWay Christian Resources and has a doctorate from Southern Seminary in leadership and church...

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This is a very practical resource from the United Church of Christ, designed to help congregational leaders develop and manage a congregational Planned Giving ministry. It includes key information...

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Organized into three tracks, the “Creating a Culture of Renewal” leadership development approach, led by author and consultant Rebekah Simon-Peter, is designed to meet congregational leaders where...

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Julia Middleton, Chief Executive of Common Purpose Charitable Trust and author of CQ: the Competitive Edge for Leaders Crossing Borders, teaches a free, massive open online course (MOOC) called...

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Positive change is an approach and high engagement process of focusing on what is successful in a congregation. It is a congregation collectively learning, growing and changing through a...

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“In generations past, the access people had to the Bible was very limited. Today, this is no longer the case.” This free mobile application from the folks at LifeChurch.tv makes scripture available...

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This report from the 2013-2014 Union of Reform Judaism Young Adult Engagement Community of Practice is an interactive resource with numerous action steps and resource links to enable a congregation...

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“The point of a good Bible study is not just to impart knowledge, but to produce change.” Veteran teacher and writer, Reardon, challenges leaders to look for three primary characteristics when...

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While there are many resources available for self-directed strategic planning, some congregations choose to partner with a consultant who can bring experience, knowledge, and an objective voice to...

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