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Alice Mann, former senior consultant at the Alban Institute, distills eight principles of a successful church merger from the account of one {{United Methodist merger | https://alban.org/archive/when-the-fields-yield-no-food-the-story-of-a-church-merger/}}...

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A United Methodist pastor, professor of preaching and worship, and former seminary president, Mcelvaney writes with an awareness of the difficulties facing 21st century congregations, encouraging...

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Regardless of cultural heritage, generational differences or denominational affiliation, Alabadle, a Spanish term for “Praise Him,” is a fitting description of the focus of Christian worship in...

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Church Collaboration is a website built by coaching and consulting firm ChurchFuture of Minneapolis that draws on research of various types of church mergers and collaboration models to provide...

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Be reassured: Armstrong, a United Methodist pastor, and the diverse group of Christian clergy who contribute to the book, “love the church, believe it won’t fail, and know it has to change”....

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Enough is a personal finance book written for a Christian audience, set in the context of trusting God, showing gratitude, and taking action. Author Adam Hamilton is the pastor of the United...

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A lifelong learning program of Candler School of Theology The National Institute in Church Finance and Administration offers a series of one-week seminars designed to help participants gain...

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Using the image of filling a well, the first half of the booklet is devoted to the personal, interior work of preparing to address conflict. Stories, examples and scripture verses combine with...

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Jorge Acevedo is a United Methodist pastor in Florida, whose Grace Church has grown into a multi-site, multi-ethnic ministry. Acevedo has realized vitality in his congregation through an outward...

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As part of The Africana Hymnal Project of the United Methodist Church, the Reflect, Reclaim, Rejoice video was produced to help viewers “Reflect” on Black sacred music from the past, “Reclaim” its...

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Produced for congregations, districts, and conferences of the United Methodist denomination, Pentecost Journey is aimed at helping churches become more intentional with outreach to Hispanic/Latino...

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Beginning with a discussion of the growth of the prison population in the United States, this article addresses the reasons for congregations to become involved with outreach to prisoners, from a...

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Produced by the United Methodist Church (UMC), this webpage provides a variety of resources for congregations to learn and mobilize for “genuine transformative ministry with the poor.” Ministry...

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Creating safe congregations for children, youth, and seniors is the goal of this United Methodist online resource that has links to articles, webinars, and contact information for denominational...

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Gil Rendle is a reliable source of congregational resources and practical advice. As a United Methodist pastor and a long-time consultant with the Texas Methodist Foundation, he has deep experience...

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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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JustPeace is a United Methodist organization offering training and education in peacemaking, conflict resolution and restorative justice through consulting, workshops, and a website. They describe...

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Nurturing generous living is the theme of the stewardship resources provided by the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church. Congregations that seek to grow in their...

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Here the United Methodist Church (UMC) offers an article designed to help congregations become more welcoming to their guests. The article includes forty elements of congregational life that need...

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In this interview, former United Methodist pastor and leader Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Pressley discusses his research on historic black churches and congregational giving. His research includes...

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