Matt Burke

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Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne and serves as the Center’s Education Director statewide. Matt has a background in classroom, digital and experiential education. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.

Contributions From Matt Burke

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Congregational Communication Resources
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Navigating Polarizing Politics
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Essential Tools for Ministry
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Podcast: Productive Learning on the Run
As a consultant with the Center for Congregations, I travel a good bit. Sometimes I spend...
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Community is Messy: The Perils and Promise of Small Group Ministry
This resource reveals the difficulties of small group ministry, arguing that such challenges...
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Small Group Ministries
Based on the “Purpose Driven Life” philosophy of Saddleback Church, Small Group...
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SmallGroups.com
This web resource is a vast library of resources for small group ministry that is organized...
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Small Group Leaders' Handbook: Developing Transformational Communities
This resource argues that small groups are all about transformation, providing an overview of...
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Biblical Foundations for Small Group Ministry: An Integrational Approach
This resource provides a biblically-based theological framework for small group ministry.
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Healthy Church Cell Groups
This article argues that cell groups are the basic building block of any congregation and...
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Against the Current: The Unexpected Challenges of Multi-Ethnic Ministry
This article contains an interview with the senior pastor of River City Community Church in...
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Books Lay Out Guiding Principles for Small Groups in Parishes
This article highlights statistics on Catholics who have left their faith and provides...
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Building a Life-Changing Small Group Ministry: A Strategic Guide for Leading Group Life in Your...
The first book of a series, this resource provides a how-to guide on building and leading...
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Field Guide for Small Group Leaders
This resource focuses on the small group leader's responsibility to prepare and lead small...
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Small Group Leadership as Spiritual Direction: Practical Ways to Blend an Ancient Art into Your...
This resource looks at small group leadership from a counseling perspective, arguing that...
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Lead Small: Five Big Ideas Every Small Group Leader Needs to Know
This resource provides strategies for encouraging faith among children through small group...
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Nine Keys to Effective Small Group Leadership
This resource sees to deepen understanding of why small groups are essential to congregational...
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The Ministry of Small Groups: Towards an Integration of Orthodoxy and Orthopraxis
This article looks at six reasons why small groups fail and offers solutions.
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Making Small Groups Work: What Every Small Group Leader Needs to Know
Drawing upon the authors' experiences as psychologists, this resource looks at what makes a...
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Missional Small Groups: Becoming a Community That Makes a Difference in the World
This resource shows how missional small groups differ from conventional small groups, arguing...
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11 Principles for Improving Your Church's Small Groups
This short blog provides practical tips for implementing a small group ministry.
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Groups Matter - #TheExchange with @EdStetzer and @RealEricGeiger
President of LifeWay Research Division Ed Stetzer and Vice President of LifeWay Christian...
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Transformational Groups – Part 1 – The Exchange – Full Episode
This web resource offers a forty-eight minute interview with Ed Stetzer and Eric Geiger about...
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Parish Cell System: Leader Training Manual
This training guide is designed for Catholic congregations seeking to implement small group...
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Ministry Outreach: Growing Your Church's Small Groups
This article provides a basic framework for understanding healthy small group leadership.
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Mission Drift: The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities and Churches
This research-based book examines the differences between "mission true" organizations that...
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GIA Publications, Inc.
This organization provides music resources for a number of different types of church music,...
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Idealware
This organization provides reports and trainings about software options that are relevant to...
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Maximum Generosity: Inspiring Open-Handed Giving in a Tight-Fisted World
Brian Kluth has created this site in order to aid congregations, nonprofits, parachurch...
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Singing from the Lectionary
This weekly blog website, provided by Natalie Sims, provides recommendations several weeks...
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You Call That Church Music?
Annie Strickland is the music and arts director of Grace Episcopal Church in Bainbridge,...
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Technical Preservation Services: Preservation Briefs
The National Park Service provides briefs on various specific issues related to historic...
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Death and Resurrection of an Urban Church
This article details the story of an urban congregation in Indianapolis and how it adapted an...
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Effective Ministry
This organization provides research on church growth rates and online resources for building...
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Joel Comiskey Group
This organization provides in-depth resources for cell group ministry and how to plant new...
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Mosaix Global Network
This organization provides resources and membership for congregations interested in...
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The UU Small Group Ministry Network
This organization provides information and resources for small group ministry such as an...
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Youth Specialties
With 50+ years of youth ministry experience, this organization hosts the annual National Youth...
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LifelongFaith Associates
Led by John Roberto, this organization helps congregations develop sustainable faith formation...
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Sweetwater Sound
This consulting group sells worship equipment and offers resources to congregations for...
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Praying Pelican Missions
This organization leads short-term mission trips for a variety of groups ranging from...
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Social Media Church
This podcast features various church leaders discussing how they use social media to engage...
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The Youth Cartel
This organization supports adults who minister to youth by providing youth ministry...
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Stories That Stick: How Storytelling Can Captivate Customers, Influence Audiences, and Transform...
This book shares how stories can be used to teach and captivate audiences in congregations.
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Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart
This book describes collaborative and successful teamwork with examples and good practices. ...
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Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently
In this book, leadership expert John Maxwell shares how to go beyond communication to form...
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More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)
This memoir of a biracial woman shares the lessons learned as she navigated the business...
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Coronavirus Resources for the Church
The Wheaton College Human Disaster Institute offers a streamlined resource page for...
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Giving a Life Meaning: How to Lead Funerals, Memorial Services, and Celebrations of Life
This book provides practical tools for anyone leading a funeral service for the first time.
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Small-Church Pastors Adapt and Recover Kit (SPARK)
During the pandemic, this webpage helps small membership church leaders to adapt and recover...
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Why the Word 'Millennial' Makes Me Cringe
Author John Green discusses the downside of labeling millennials, especially if you're trying...
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Church & State: Government Restrictions or Biblical Convictions
In this Q Ideas recorded event, Gabe Lyons facilitates a panel discussion about the...
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Hijacked: Responding to the Partisan Church Divide
These co-authors are not on the same side of politics, but they do agree that finding common...
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The Colossian Forum
This organization helps Christian communities use cultural conflicts as opportunities for...
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Church Recovery Guide: Adapt and Thrive After a Crisis
This short book provides advice and steps to lead a congregation through crisis. These...
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LiveControl
This company enhances worship production through remote videocamera and livestream support.
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Emotional Sobriety
This neuropsychology book explains the way trauma alters the brain and provides alternate...
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Sisters in Loss
This community, led by Erica McAfee, supports Black women who have experienced grief and...
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Best Practices for Distance and Hybrid Learning for the COVID Era
This article provides nine best practices for different types of online learning. Primarily...
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Essential Tools for Hybrid Church Ministry
This article recommends online platforms and tools for congregational life during COVID-19.
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Making Amazing Live Online Learning
In this Trending in Education podcast episode, expert Adi Hanash highlights the benefits of...
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How to Moderate Talks, Panels, Meetings, More (Virtual and Beyond!)
This podcast episode explains how to moderate discussions and present at meetings in online...
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14 Live Streaming Tools to Win Over the Masses
This article highlights live streaming tools, their basic features, and the cost of each.
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The Twenty-something Soul: Understanding the Religious and Secular Lives of American Young Adults
Through stories and interviews, this book provides a picture of young adults in America and...
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iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Happy and Completely Unprepared for...
This book focuses on young adults born from the mid-1990s on. It explores technology’ s...
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How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation
This widely-circulated Buzzfeed article describes burnout and the ever-present need to...
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Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation
This book provides background and context for why the millennial generation is characterized...
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Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution
This documentary demonstrates how mainstream hookup culture impacts relationships, sex, and...
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
This website provides a variety of resources to learn effective leadership.
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Atomic Habits: An Easy Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
This book provides a framework to make small changes that add up to big impact over time.
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Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the U.S.
This book uses research to systemically examine Christian nationalism and its influence on...
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Religion in Quarantine: The Future of Religion in a Post-Pandemic World
This e-book shares reflections on how social distancing shapes the spiritual journey and the...
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Digital Ecclesiology: A Global Conversation
Reflecting on the rise of online congregational life, this e-book explores theological...
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Revisionist History: The Lady Vanishes
This Malcolm Gladwell podcast episode shares the dangers of tokenism, especially as...
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White Homework
This website provides resources for anyone starting to learn about systemic racism and...
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You're A Miracle (And a Pain in the Ass)
This raw and sometimes irreverant book from Mike McHargue demonstrates that we're all broken,...
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How to Recover from Psychological Aftershocks of Lockdown
Written in May of 2020, this article describes the long-term and downstream negative effects...
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Creating and Facilitating Peer Support Groups
This website outlines everything you need to create and facilitate a peer support group.
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Understanding the Effects of Social Isolation on Mental Health
This article defines social isolation and its effects on human beings. It also provides tips...
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5 Core Principles of Peer Support
This short video provides a brief overview to set up and run peer groups for children and...
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Woke Church: An Urgent Call for Christians in America to Confront Racism and Injustice
This book calls congregations to be better aware of racial injustice in our culture.
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Race to Justice: Learn and Lead
This resource list provides a deep dive into issues of race and encourages congregations to...
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Pond
This innovative platform allows nonprofits to consult technology vendors and hire them for...
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Enneagram for Wholeness
This media-rich website shares Enneagram insights from Annie Dimond and interactive tools that...
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Terraform: Building a Better World
Artist and activist Propaganda shares prose and perspective to help us improve the world with...
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Copyright Issues in Digital Ministry
Created for a ministry workshop, this is the full resource list of helpful information and...
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The Essential Power of Belonging
This TEDx talk highlights belonging, how it helps humans thrive, and how to create it in...
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5 Truths about Diversity in the Church
This brief article focuses on what diversity is, why it happens, and how churches should view...
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Focusing on Belonging as part of D&I Strategy
This article lays out considerations for organizational Diversity & Inclusion, especially as...
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