New projects fill congregational life with excitement and hope. They can be a time of community cooperation, deep visioning and relationship-building. No matter the project, though, you are likely...
How would you describe a thriving congregation? Perhaps a thriving congregation has young people attending worship. Another thriving congregation might manage conflict well.
At the Center for...
Websites are the “front door” for congregations, and having a web presence is no longer optional. Visitors often search for a new church home online. Savvy congregations even use their websites to...
A Fortune 500 consultant provides advice on how to communicate responsibly to make others respond with good work and good will.
This article discusses the role that miscommunication plays in congregational conflict and offers an intervention process for reducing conflict and enhancing communication.
This book addresses the unique characteristics of conflict in African American congregations, revealing the eight strategies for managing conflict, and identifying divisive issues.
This downloadable guide outlines a three-year revitalization process for small churches.
This resource is aimed towards pastors and congregational leaders interested in strategies for church culture change, offering insight on why congregations don't want to change and how to...
This book provides the nuts-and-bolts of creating a capital campaign, covering everything from brainstorming ideas and timelines to execution.
This article explores a variety of research-based strategies to help congregations gain a deepter understanding of what their community and members needs
This resource makes the case that collaboration in designing worship has become the preferred norm, and offers steps and templates to help the process of weekly worship planning.
This research-based guide dives into how to strategically engage Millennials as constituents, volunteers, donors and employees.
Easy-to-use, this resource is designed to help congregational learning teams make a transition from a pastoral to program size church using a five-step process.