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I'm having more conversations with congregations that characterize themselves as multicultural.
For example, I met with a governing board of a Caucasian congregation that had recently welcomed 20...

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Is your congregation seeking to reach out to young adults? Many congregations are. There can be both excitement and anxiety about engaging the generation commonly called millennials.

Not every...

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For many, the condition of United States congregations and denominations is worse than reported by sociologists. In sundry settings, the decline is now irreversible. See Jim Collins’ research about...

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Professor Melody Maxwell has visited a lot of congregations, and she reflects on her “guest” experiences to offer congregations seven actions they can take to be more welcoming to guests. Four of...

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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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This three-page document from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership may be brief, but it is full of practical suggestions for making your congregation welcoming and user-friendly for guests....

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Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth is the Rabbi of Ohel Ari Congregation in Raanana, Israel and the Executive Director of Beit Hillel: Attentive Spiritual Leadership, a Modern-Orthodox spiritual leadership...

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How does a congregation best say “We are so glad you are here; please, come again”? Here church leader and retired pastor Joe McKeever identifies ten negative messages that congregations...

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In this book, Dr. Ron Wolfson casts a compelling vision for how synagogues can become vibrant spiritual centers in their communities. With energetic and descriptive language, he paints a picture of...

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United Methodist leader Robert Crossman offers fifty helpful actions that congregations can take to ease clergy leadership transitions. Crossman covers seven topics. One helps congregations “say...

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Presbyterian pastor and author Henry Brinton believes that when Christians live in a hospitable manner with one another and the strangers in their midst, their congregations receive multiple...

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Your congregation never gets a second chance to make a first impression. This two-minute read will remind committee members charged with hospitality, evangelism, “buildings and grounds,” and the...

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Today’s consumeristic culture makes it incumbent upon congregations to put their best foot forward when welcoming guests. Based on Granger Community Church’s “model of hospitality and grace” Waltz...

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