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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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Many congregational leaders know the importance of clear mission and vision statements. However, congregational leaders are less capable at enacting plans.

Years ago, Kennon Callahan described...

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A generation ago, congregational observers noted that congregations experiencing growth were those which gave clear-cut, right and wrong, direction about life.

I want to note a subtle correction...

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This guide contains ways to encourage giving by focusing on a spiritual call to service.

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This research-based article is a roadmap to transformative community ministry with seven readiness characteristics, action steps, and reflection questions.

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This brief article offers practical wisdom to take the pulse of the congregation and its community as a first step to do ministry “with not...

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This web resource focuses on positive change as an approach and a high engagement process of focusing on what is successful in a congregation.

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This article reveals how validation fosters flourishing congregations and lists three ways leaders can infuse validation into congregational life.

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This web resource, by Christian psychiatrist and author Curt Thompson, provides a YouTube lecture "Spirituality, Neuroplasticity and Personal Growth" which instruct the audience to explore...

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This article summarizes the experiene of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations in teaching positive change processes to congregations through a one day event called Flourishing...

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Written by senior adult experts, this resource points to seven paths to a flourishing old age while drawing from scripture, the authors' experiences, and wisdom from mystics and other spiritual...

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Written by a consultant who deals primarily with large congregations, this book is an overview of large congregation dynamics and details the five basic leadership systems needed in order for a...

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This organization provides workshops and online resources focused on leadership building for young adults.

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