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Missionvision
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Many congregational leaders know the importance of clear vision and mission statements. Some of us have experienced positive energy working with a team that articulates congregational hopes and...

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Center for Congregations President Tim Shapiro spoke with Tod Bolsinger of Fuller Theological Seminary and author of <a...

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“The future is already here, it is just on the margins.” 
-Dave Gibbons, author and pastor of Newsong Church, Santa Ana, California

 

On February 11, 1805, a...

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Large church assessment tools
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This congregational assessment from Holy Cow Consulting provides benchmark data to inform decisions about identity, clergy search, strategic...

Large 11 high impact ideas
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Give your vision a litmus test. Increase your culture of collaboration. Create a “stop doing” list - and then execute it. Schedule a benchmarking trip to a larger, faster-growing church. Write down...

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Are you looking for a quick overview of strategic planning and a way to make sense of terms like mission, vision, strategies, objectives, SMART goals, and action plans? See the full strategic...

Large life cycle stages cong development
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The developmental life of congregations follows a predictable trajectory. Veteran pastor, congregational consultant and coach George Bullard presents a life cycle model that can help leaders...

Large holy conversations
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This book of practical tools turns strategic planning into “holy conversations” guided by three critical questions.

Large advanced strategic planning
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Now in its third edition, this classic resource explains why planning is so important to carrying out mission. Dr. Aubrey Malphurs is the senior professor of leadership and pastoral ministry at...

Large for the beauty of the church
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Essays in this volume, edited by minister of arts, scholar, and artist David Taylor, offer an expansive vision of the arts for the church. The vision’s goal is promoted as theologically,...

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This book covers the basics of systems theory, identifying reasons why congregations get stuck and how leaders can move forward by reframing how they see their challenges.

Large new visions initiative
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The Episcopal Church USA has developed the New Visions Initiative to focus on renewal, visioning for the future, and creative culture change in historically African American Episcopal...

Large beyond the ordinary
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Based on research from the U.S. Congregational Life Survey, the authors identify ten strengths found in vital congregations, including meaningful worship, welcoming new people, and focusing on...

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