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Some may put their heads in the sand and say “Oh, no; not here!” when it comes to discussing abuse and religious communities. Yet clearly, without intentionality, accountability, and clear...

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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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Bicycle riders who use pedal clips can perform at a higher level by using both the upward and downward pedaling motion to propel them forward. In Clip In, a veteran pastor and an educator...

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Helping congregations move from a volunteer culture to a “shared ministry system” is the goal of author, consultant, and ministry practitioner Judith Urban. A “shared ministry system” is a...

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The secondary title of this helpful website is “Ideas for Revitalizing Struggling Churches”. The site has many blogs and articles dealing with congregational renewal. An example is a post dealing...

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Seminary didn’t train me for this! That’s the refrain that begins Tod Bolsinger’s book Canoeing the Mountains. Bolsinger served the San Clemente Presbyterian Church for seventeen years. Now he...

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This book is designed especially for clergy and religious leaders who finding themselves on the front lines of crisis supporting survivors of trauma. Without encouraging them to play the role of...

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Poverty, crime, parental abandonment and drug abuse were the realities of Romal Tune’s childhood, but so was the stalwart and loving presence of his grandmother, who anchored his life when nothing...

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Suicide is ranked as the third leading cause of death among male African American youth (ages 15-24). Because of staggering statistics like these, Dr. Sherry Davis Molock, Psychology Professor and...

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“One simple thing will make a big difference in the life of an at-risk child: One-on-one, positive attention from a responsible, caring adult.” Congregations looking for opportunities to serve the...

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The Church Network (formerly The National Association of Church Business Administration) is an interdenominational professional association of congregations and individuals. It provides an...

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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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Visit this website for up-to-date information on all things related to facility management. Find articles, blogs, magazines and webinars on topics such as roofing, HVAC, energy efficiency and...

Thumb disaster ministry handbook

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Yes, a disaster can disrupt civil life in your community. And, yes, your congregation is positioned to serve those most vulnerable to harm during and after that disaster. The authors answer the...

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Group Publishing continues to be a perennial favorite for Christian churches seeking contemporary, easy-to-use, well-constructed, and biblically based resources on volunteers and volunteer...

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“Our mission is for urban youth to have the leaders and role models they need to live lives transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” Youth workers serving in at-risk settings will find training...

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Sometimes, to do great things, a congregation needs to get its own house in order. Paul Holmes, a professor at Steton Hall University, has edited a guidebook related to the practical challenges a...

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Energize, Inc. is a place to learn and exchange knowledge about volunteers and volunteerism. Energize founder and President Susan Ellis has nearly forty years of professional experience, has...

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The business of congregations and religious nonprofits is ministry - not business. Yet leaders of such institutions still have to make plans, manage operations, and lead others. Research suggests...

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Most people think human trafficking is not a major problem in Indiana. Unfortunately, it is. Read the December 2016 {{Indiana State Report on Human Trafficking | http://ascent121.org/wp-content/uploads/State-of-Indiana-2016-Human-Trafficking-Report.pdf}}...

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