Kelly Minas

Contributor

Kelly Minas designs and directs evaluation processes for grants, resource consulting, and educational programs at the Center for Congregations. Kelly received an undergraduate degree in American culture from Vassar College, where she was active in interfaith work on campus, and a master’s degree in contemporary sociology from the University of Leicester in England.

Contributions From Kelly Minas

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Creation Care
Curator Kelly Minas
5 resources
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Wellness Ministry
Curator Kelly Minas
6 resources
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Church Staff Resources
Curator Kelly Minas
8 resources
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The Joys of Evaluation
Curator Kelly Minas
4 resources
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Children's Ministry Program
Curator Kelly Minas
7 resources
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Youth Ministry Texting Services
Curator Kelly Minas
4 resources
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Creative Ideas for Youth Ministry
Curator Kelly Minas
9 resources
Podcast
S4 E5: Moving Forward - Anti-racism in Congregational Life
Kelly and Ben talk with Professor Drew Hart about the scope of antiracism work in congregations since the racial unrest of 2020.   Resources Trouble...
Podcast
S3 E9: The Joys of Evaluation!
Kelly Minas, the Center for Congregations' Associate Director for Evaluation, joins Ben and Matt to discuss the importance of evaluation, metrics and analytics for...
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Capital Campaign Pro
This fundraising group provides training and resources to help congregations conduct...
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The Church and Families of Children with Special Needs
This panel discussion considers what role parishioners, lay leaders, and clergy can play to...
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Mental Health First Aid
This practical, skills-based training teaches participants how to address mental health...
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10 Things I Wish Every Christian Leader Knew About Gay Teens in Their Church
From a traditional marriage perspective, this article has concrete suggestions to relate with...
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10 Things Your Congregation Can Do to Become More LGBTQ-Welcoming
This article for open and affirming congregations lists ideas to actively embrace LGBTQ...
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A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth
This book for LGBTQIA-affirming congregations provides ministry guidance and introduces the...
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A Christian Conversation Guide
This guide for open and affirming congregations suggests how to build a safe and inclusive...
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A Quick Guide for LGBTQ Inclusion
This guide for affirming congregations includes tips to create an inclusive community for...
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A Whosoever Church
This book for LGBTQ-affirming Black churches addresses the institutional prejudice LGBTQ...
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Audacious Hospitality Toolkit: LGBTQ Educational Resource Module
This toolkit helps synagogues create a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ people.
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Body and Soul: We Belong
This LGBTQ-affirming video series examines how to welcome all through faith, baptism, and...
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enfleshed
This LGBTQ-affirming organization provides liturgical resources and sermon starters for those...
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RelateStrong
This training program prepares participants to facilitate groups and build stronger, healthier...
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How to Care for the Elderly Without Putting them at Risk of Coronavirus
In this article, the chief medical officer at AARP offers advice for common COVID-19 questions...
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Q&A: How Churches, Pastors Are Eligible for Relief in Stimulus Package
This article explains how congregations and their staff can qualify for financial relief under...
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Resources for Maintaining Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This article from the Inclusive America Project highlights many faith traditions with links to...
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Helping Your Church Respond to the Coronavirus
This United Methodist resource page offers a variety of information and trainings to help...
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Institutional Self-Assessment Tool for LGBTQ Inclusion
This comprehensive checklist helps congregations measure how well they include LGBTQ people...
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Posture Shift Ministries
Maintaining a traditional view of marriage, this organization helps ministry leaders care for...
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Pandemic Presents Challenge to Church Giving
This article outlines how churches around the world are responding to the financial challenges...
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Curriculum Evaluation Tool
This article suggests ways to discern if a particular faith formation curriculum is a good fit...
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EmPOWERED to Serve
This online platform by the American Heart Association reduces health disparities and supports...
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Guidance for the New Normal
This blog post summarizes good reopening practices from multiple sources for returning to...
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When the Center Does Not Hold: Leading in an Age of Polarization
This book offers practical mentor tips to help leaders navigate polarized environments.
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Bringing Our Pain to God: biblical lament in worship
This article describes biblical lament in real congregations and explores how Christians can...
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Questions about How to Measure Online Attendance
This article covers simple engagement metrics for worship and advice to improve virtual...
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Abortions, Guns and Trump: A Church Group Tries to Navigate America's Divisions
This article outlines how one congregation deals with political polarization among its...
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BetterEvaluation
This website offers guides to improve evaluation practices like surveys, group activities, and...
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The Dex Davis Bible Study Curriculum
This animated children’ s series teaches Biblical values for kids in urban settings. ...
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SOLA Network Podcast
This Asian American church podcast provides insight and inspiration for a thriving...
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Faith Video
Faith Video is a video content creation suite of tools that allows users to capture and...
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Faithlife Proclaim
Faithlife Proclaim is a software designed for churches that allows users to create...
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Blue + Pine Creative Studio
This business offers branding, website development, marketing, and graphic design for...
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Legacy Grandparenting Summit
This annual 2 day Conference helps Christian grandparents grow in their role through guest...
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Unclobber
Unclobber reexamines what the Bible does and does not say about LGBTQ issues in a way that...
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The Emotionally Healthy Leader
In The Emotionally Healthy Leader, bestselling author Peter Scazzero shows leaders how to...
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Reach Hurting Kids Institute
This organization is an interdisciplinary team of researchers, mental health professionals,...
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The National Council for Mental Wellbeing
This membership organization drives policy and social change for mental health and...
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Sacred Rest
In Sacred Rest, Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, a board-certified internal medicine doctor,...
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The Church Co
The Church Co. builds websites and apps for congregations. They specialize in websites that...
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Nucleus
Nucleus is a website builder suited for small and mid-size churches.
article
Does Your Church Really Need an App?
This brief article from ChurchLeaders describes reasons your church might not need an app...
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Digital Ministry in the Small and Rural Church
In this episode of the Pastoring in the Digital Parish podcast, two ministry leaders...
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Unshakable You: 5 Choices of Emotionally Healthy People
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Leading On Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion
Learn from Senior Pastor Wayne Cordeiro's experience as he chronicles the depletion he...
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FaithLands Toolkit: A Guide to Transformative Land Use
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It's Time to Reimagine the Church Parking Lot
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Help! I'm Starting a Parking Lot From Scratch!
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Serving In Asian American Youth Ministry: An Interview with Pastor Danny Kwon
What does it look like to be a faithful Asian American youth pastor? How can youth pastors...
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Erasing Shame
The Erasing Shame Podcast encourages mental health in the Christian Asian American...
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The Honor Summit
With pastors, speakers, mentors, and cultivated spaces for conversation, The Honor Summit...
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The Small Rural Church Social Media Blueprint
This video podcast episode from The Pro Church Tools Show shares both introductory and...
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7 Church TikTok Strategies for Energizing Your Ministry
This video from ReachRight explores TikTok strategies that can help energize your...
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The Ultimate Guide to Using TikTok for Churches
Is your congregation interested in engaging younger users through social media? If so,...
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