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On my way to work, I drive by two church buildings. One building used to be the home of a Methodist congregation, the other formerly a home for a Roman Catholic congregation. The people have gone...

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Congregational partnerships can be challenging.

If a congregation needs help with something beyond its grasp, its leaders are often advised to join efforts with another congregation or another...

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What does marriage have in common with congregational life? There is one thing in particular: both flourish when the ratio of positive validation to negative criticism is five to one in favor of...

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

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This study of leaders across ten faith traditions define spiritual vitality, reveal which factors help or hurt congregational vitality, and offers strategies to improve vitality.

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Drawing upon data and observations, this resource navigates the relationship between location and its impact on a congregation's health and vitality.

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This book presents the meaning of church vitality in a new light, and begins a conversation about what it means for a church to be effective before providing a five-step process to follow.

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This blog post reflects on synagogue vitality and the importance of strengthening engagement with the broader community.

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Written by the United Methodist Bishop of Missouri, this book outlines five congregational practices of an effective congregation, detailing the importance of each and providing evaluation tools...

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This article presents a life cycle model that can help leaders understand their congregation's current life stage and anticipate inevitable transitions.

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This article from the Washington Post summarizes findings that show the increasing occurrence of multisite congregations.

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Using the Old and New Testament, this book provides readers with ten practices or "commandments" for how to connect with Post-Civil Rights generations.

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This article looks at the challenges facing synagogues in the United States and offers solutions to overcome them.

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