Jan Goodyear

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Jan Goodyear is a retired middle school language arts teacher. She retired after 33 years of teaching and has since educated herself on church transformation and applied that knowledge by consulting with churches on visioning, structure, leadership development, and Christian education. 

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The Intergenerational Church: Understanding Congregations from WWII to WWW.COM
Written in three parts, this resource examines the characteristics of five generations while...
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Gen2Gen: Sharing Jesus Across the Generations
This compilation of articles examines issues and trends relating to developing...
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Small, Strong Congregations: Creating Strengths and Health for Your Congregation
This book shares insight into why and how small congregations can be strong and viable.
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American Religion: Contemporary Trends
This resource summarizes survey findings to provide a broad overview of trends in American...
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Fulfilled: Living and Leading With Unusual Wisdom, Peace, and Joy
This resource seeks to lessen the stresses of pastoral leadership, offering three traits ---...
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The Decision Book: 50 Models for Strategic Thinking
This workbook introduces 50 different models for strategic thinking, detailing a history,...
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Missional Communities: The Rise of the Post-Congregational Church
This resource explores historical and current models of missional models, noting how they...
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Autism and Your Church: Nurturing the Spiritual Growth of People with Autism Spectrum Disorder
This book equips congregations to include people with autism, offering strategies and...
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Sticky Faith Youth Worker Edition: Practical Ideas to Nurture Long-Term Faith in Teenagers
Based on research from Fuller Youth Institute, this series focuses on teens in the...
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Healthy Disclosure: Solving Communication Quandaries in Congregations
This book examines how to avoid miscommunication, build trust, protect confidential...
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Living Well and Dying Faithfully: Christian Practices for End-of-Life Care
Drawing on the author's experience as a patient care practitioner and chaplain, this resource...
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A Code of Jewish Ethics, Volume 2: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself
This book demonstrates how to live the Jewish mandate to love one's neighbor, studying Jewish...
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The Missional Church in Perspective: Mapping Trends and Shaping the Conversation
This book examines the multitude of definitions for the term "missional" before offering its...
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A Place Where Everybody Matters: Life and Ministry in a Small Church
This book explores healthy small church ministry such as relationship-building, utilizing...
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Bringing Good News: 40 Stories of Congregations and the Ministries that Transformed Them
This resource includes inspirational stories of congregations who leaned into their faith in...
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Curating Worship
This resource explores curated worship as an innovative approach to the worship experience,...
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Generations Together: Caring, Praying, Learning, Celebrating, & Serving Faithfully
This comprehensive guide helps congregations lay the groundwork for establishing vibrant...
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Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence: A Practical Guide to Walking with Low-Income People
This guide offers a toolkit to make client-based ministry with the poor more transformative...
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Learning Mission, Living Mission: Churches that Work
This resource presents the Missional Church Learning Experience as a potential model to help...
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Missional Map-Making: Skills for Leading in Times of Transition
This resource argues that the old approach to making maps, a strategic planning technique, is...
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The Externally Focused Quest: Becoming the Best Church for the Community
This book will help your congregation take the first step towards becoming more missionally...
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Becoming a Church of Lifelong Learners
This resource offers a new approach to faith formation, outlining four practices that involve...
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Adoptive Youth Ministry: Integrating Emerging Generations into the Family of Faith
This book shares how to develop a meaningful and transformative youth ministry that adjusts to...
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Christian Educators' Guide to Evaluating and Developing Curriculum
This resource takes the guesswork out of how to plan and implement the task of evaluation and...
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Sound, Lighting, and Video: A Resource for Worship
This book teaches readers how to integrate technology like video and lighting with the vision...
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Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: Challenging the Epidemic of Gun Violence
This book is the result of a symposium of 200 bishops who discussed gun violence after the...
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Beyond the Screen: Youth Ministry for the Connected but Alone Generation
This book highlights the differences between connecting through technology and connecting...
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Rich Church, Poor Church: Keys to Effective Financial Ministry
This resource clarifies the issues that make stewardship so challenging in modern times,...
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Arts Camp: A Creative, Customizable Alternative to Vacation Bible School and Beyond
This book includes detailed "how to" plans to create an arts-based camp that includes...
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Reclaimed: Faith in an Emerging Generation
This book speaks candidly to congregations wondering how to draw young adults to church,...
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The Art of Convening: Authentic Engagement in Meetings, Gatherings, and Conversations
This practical guide offers a new way for leaders to create environments where all members...
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Joining God, Remaking Church, Changing the World: The New Shape of the Church in Our Time
This book explores how a neighborhood-based faith congregation can leave an impact on the...
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Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling
This book examines the three types of humility that affects relationships and how to use...
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Reaching People Under 30 while Keeping People Over 60: Creating Community Across Generations
This book speaks to the intergenerational gap and offers suggestions for bridging divides...
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