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“Foresight is 20/20” is not a typographical error. Rather, it relates to a theme that Dr. Terri Elton and I wrote about in our recent book, <a...

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Center for Congregations President Tim Shapiro spoke with Hayim Herring, consultant, nonprofit organizational futurist and author of <a...

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Congregations have long been places that nurture the care of souls. Long ago, the early church created strategies and tactics to care for widows and children. Nowadays, care in congregations...

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For congregations feeling overwhelmed by the scale and multiplicity of change around and within them, this book offers a roadmap. Alan Roxburgh, a pastor, writer and consultant with {{The Missional Network | http://themissionalnetwork.com/}}...

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The scenario is too common: your children’s ministry is spread too thin. Your worship team feels overstretched. Twenty percent of your members are participating in ministry, and 80 percent are...

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Congregations are finding that hierarchical organizational structures limit their ability to think and act creatively. Good ideas don’t get implemented in a reasonable timespan. Often, the people...

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An effective governance model enables a congregation to fulfill its mission by continually balancing “the transforming power of religion and the stabilizing power of organization.” Former Alban...

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Congregations may be interested in the short and practical “Little Book of Healthy Organizations”, a modest volume with advice about organizational structure, leadership, culture and environment....

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Transforming any group of individuals into a cohesive community takes energy, passion, and desire. It also takes planning, strategy, and a process, and that is what author and consultant Peter...

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Creating an equitable framework for self-governance is a difficult task for a congregation. Former law professor and author Benson Tesdahl meets this challenge via a congregation’s bylaws, offering...

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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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Pastors and lay leaders know that hiring, supervising, and evaluating staff are among the most challenging - and often most poorly handled - tasks facing congregations. Clergy leaders of...

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Andy Rowell is a professor of Ministry Leadership at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He oversaw 35 small groups consisting of over 400 people at Granville Chapel in Vancouver, Canada for...

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