Tim Shapiro

Contributor

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

Contributions From Tim Shapiro

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Church Planting Resources
Curator Tim Shapiro
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Planned Giving in Your Congregation
Curator Tim Shapiro
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Finding Solutions through Positive Deviance
Curator Tim Shapiro
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Worship Planning
Curator Tim Shapiro
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Strategic Planning for Congregations
Curator Tim Shapiro
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Internal and External Assessments
Curator Tim Shapiro
6 resources
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Clergy Leadership in Uncertain Times
Curator Tim Shapiro
11 resources
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Let's Address Racism
Curator Tim Shapiro
11 resources
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Tapping into Experience with Tim Shapiro, Changes in Congregations over the Years
Curator Tim Shapiro
6 resources
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Formative Power of Your Congregation
Curator Tim Shapiro
4 resources
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Adaptive Leadership
Curator Tim Shapiro
5 resources
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Your Local Community – Abundant Possibility
Increasingly, all kinds of congregations are actively externally focused. I’ve observed...
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Want to Know a Secret?
Here’s a secret for you. The Center for Congregations in Indiana has learned something while...
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Five Things to Know about Assessments
Assessment tools are used in congregational planning. Such tools are helpful in strategic...
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Good News and Bad News about Congregational Decline
For many, the condition of United States congregations and denominations is worse than reported...
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Mission and Vision Statements
Many congregational leaders know the importance of clear vision and mission statements. Some of...
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Leadership and Management
Many congregational leaders know the importance of clear mission and vision statements. However,...
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Starting Well
Are you a clergyperson starting at a congregation? I’m sure you want to start well. It can be a...
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Young Adults and Your Congregation
Is your congregation seeking to reach out to young adults? Many congregations are. There can be...
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The Challenge of Partnering
Congregational partnerships can be challenging. If a congregation needs help with something...
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Leadership Temperament
Leadership is leading people to the place they’d go if they only knew how. This is the...
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Appreciative Inquiry
What does marriage have in common with congregational life? There is one thing in particular:...
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The Special Meaning of the Word “Practice”
Congregational life includes beliefs. Some congregations ask folks to believe certain things in...
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In Praise of Slow
Congregations learn well when they slow things down. Creating a sense of urgency makes sense...
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Your Congregation is Not in Decline
In October 2012, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reported that, based on new data,...
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Faith and Money
When I was young, I went to worship with my parents and six siblings. My stepfather prepared our...
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Resilient Congregations
On my way to work, I drive by two church buildings. One building used to be the home of a...
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Conflict
The pastor could not sleep after the team meeting. It didn’t help that the meeting wasn’t over...
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Interviewing Potential Clergy and Staff
It doesn’t matter if the workplace is a hospital or a grocery store, finding the right people is...
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Does Your Congregation Need to Change?
It is no longer comfortable at the council meeting. Alex brought a 12-page financial report....
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Your Building Project in Three Steps
The priest stands in the sanctuary. He is near the front pew, facing the back of the sanctuary...
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Relationships: Clergy and Congregation
The vitality of the relationship between clergy and the congregation is almost always an...
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A Dollar in the Offering
The ritual of making an offering to a congregation has changed over the years. In one...
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Program Planning and Congregational Learning
Your congregation is likely working on something new right now. You may be exploring the...
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Disappointment: Learning from Inevitable Setbacks
New projects fill congregational life with excitement and hope. They can be a time of community...
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Three Questions for Every Building Project
There are three questions to ask regarding almost any building project your congregation is...
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Theologian of the Year
I know a pastor who chooses a theologian to study in-depth every year. In 2013, he chose...
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A Conversation with Tod Bolsinger
Center for Congregations President Tim Shapiro spoke with Tod Bolsinger of Fuller Theological...
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Attachment as an Alternative to Pastoral Capital
As a pastor, have you earned enough pastoral capital to accomplish what you seek to do? In...
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The Unique Experience of Church Planting
Church planting is different than establishing satellites, multi-sites, a new worship service or...
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It’s About Life
A generation ago, congregational observers noted that congregations experiencing growth were...
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Revisiting Bowen Family Systems
During the 1950s, a psychiatrist named Murray Bowen created a new intervention for those with...
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How Do You Use Social Media?
How does your congregation use Facebook? If you are a clergyperson, do you manage Twitter or...
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Your Caring Congregation
Congregations have long been places that nurture the care of souls. Long ago, the early church...
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Doing Something New? Five Key Questions
Is your congregation planning something new? If so, there are five key questions you can ask...
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One Budgeting Idea when Funds are Scarce
Sometimes funds are scarce. God has created the world abundant with water, trees, blue skies and...
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From Hallowed Space to Holograms: A Conversation with Hayim Herring
Center for Congregations President Tim Shapiro spoke with Hayim Herring, consultant, nonprofit...
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The Multicultural Congregation
I’m having more conversations with congregations that characterize themselves as...
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Your Congregation and Innovation
The Harvard Business Review defines innovation as “the difficult discipline of newness.” What...
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Key Practices of Thriving Congregations
How would you describe a thriving congregation? Perhaps a thriving congregation has young people...
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The Formative Power of Your Congregation
Many elements make you the person you are. You are shaped by your race, your geographic...
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Keeping an Anti-Racism Focus
As 2021 unfolds, events in the public arena once again demonstrate the dehumanizing reality of...
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Redesigning Worship: Creating Powerful God Experiences
This resource covers a variety of topics related to contemporary worship, including the...
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American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us
This resource makes several observations on religion in America based on research, making the...
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The Worship Sourcebook
This resource includes well written texts and commentaries about particular sections of...
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Religious Landscape Survey
This website contains abundant information culled from the Pew Forum’ s work on the U.S....
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The Association of Religion Data Archives
This web resource, provided by the Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA), is the best...
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Religion and Beliefs
Provided by The Huffington Post, an entire section of blogs about faith appears in the...
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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly's website summarizes and adds to the television broadcast, which...
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Stephen Prothero
This website, by author and professor in the Department of Religion at Boston University,...
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On Being
This website is associated with On Being, the weekly radio podcast, hosted by Yale Divinity...
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Hartford Institute for Religion Research
This organization provides scholarly research and resources about a variety of topics related...
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Working Preacher
Working Preacher is a website from Luther Seminary focused on preaching, and, because the...
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Worship Matters: A Study for Congregations
This resource combines a case study and practical suggestions regarding worship practices.
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The African American Lectionary
This website is a key online resource, particularly formed for an African American audience,...
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Nurturing Faith and Hope: Black Worship as a Model for Christian Education
This resource examines why and how worship in the African American tradition is formative as a...
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Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works
This theological resource explores worship and its formative power, concentrating on the...
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Designing Worship Together: Models and Strategies for Worship Planning
This resource makes the case that collaboration in designing worship has become the preferred...
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Lifecycle and Rituals
The website of the Union for Reform Judaism provides information on topics such as lifecycle...
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Renewing Worship
This website, provided the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and Kenny Lamm, who...
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Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God
This resource provides a theological framework in addition to practical suggestions to offer...
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Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals
This collection of prayers and liturgical texts offers resources for a truly common prayer...
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The Worship Architect: A Blueprint for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Faithful...
This resource utilizes an architect metaphor to the task of planning worship, comparing...
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Worship and Prayer in African American Christianity
This vibrant blog post by Dr. Brad Braxton serves as both an appreciation for and a teaching...
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For Young Jews, a Service Says, "Please, Do Text"
This newspaper article describes a Rosh Hashanah experience where texting is encouraged.
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The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline
This resource uses the magazine The Christian Century as a metaphor to talk about the...
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Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening
This resource looks at the contemporary state of religion in America, noting changes and...
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Transformational Groups: Creating a New Scorecard for Groups
This resource presents key principles and practices for dynamic small groups while providing a...
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Just Lead!: A No Whining, No Complaining, No Nonsense Practical Guide for Women Leaders in the...
This resource targets Christian women leaders, offering advice and real-life examples on...
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Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue
This resource explores aspects of Bowen Family Theory using stories from the author's family...
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The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World
This thought-provoking book on leadership offers readers with tools they can use to become...
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National Congregations Study
This website for the National Congregations Study provides data and survey results that...
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Running Church Meetings Skillfully and Carefully
This article offers practical suggestions to implement more productive meetings.
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People-Pleasing Pastors: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Approval-Motivated Leadership
This resource identifies harmful patterns of people-pleasing and offers remedies for them,...
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Life Together and Prayerbook of the Bible
Influenced by the author's experience as part of Finkenwalde Seminary, an underground seminary...
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Leadership Network
This organization promotes innovation among congregations by connecting entrepreneurial clergy...
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Center for Pastoral Excellence at Christian Theological Seminary
This organization offers a variety of programs for congregational leaders, including renewal...
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Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships, and Being Ridiculously in Charge
This resource will help congregational leaders learn how to be thoughtful and intentional...
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RavBlog
Ravblog is the blog of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and features contributions...
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Lewis Center for Church Leadership
This leadership center offers year-round workshops, a fellowship program, and online resources...
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Leadership Education at Duke Divinity
This organization provides a variety of educational resources and services to Christian...
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Faith & Leadership
The Faith & Leadership website, courtesy of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, offers a...
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The God Problem: Expressing Faith and Being Reasonable
Written by a sociology professor at Princeton University, this resource uses material from...
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Money and Faith: William G. Enright and the Big American Taboo
This article teaches the redemptive link between faith and money, highlighting a philosophy of...
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Four Ways Churches Break Attendance Barriers
This web resource details four ways congregations can experience an increase in worship...
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Planning and Leading a Miracle Sunday Campaign
This article provides guidance on how to plan a "Miracle Sunday," a special offering best...
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How to Maximize Personnel Committee Effectiveness
This study guide from The Parish Paper offers a variety of practical helps relating to the...
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The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity
This resource offers rich descriptions of the various forms of congregations emerging, ranging...
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The Social Church: A Theology of Digital Communication
This book provides perspective on social media from the viewpoint of Martin Luther and how...
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What Every Pastor Should Know: 101 Indispensable Rules of Thumb for Leading Your Church
This toolkit lists 101 rules that can be applicable for nearly any congregation, and includes...
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Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City
This comprehensive resource focuses on how God is revealed to the community through your...
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A Pastor's Toolbox: Management Skills for Parish Leadership
This guidebook provides practical advice for administration challenges in a diocesan parish.
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Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations That Accelerate Change
This resource helps readers design an agenda that will lead to new options and changed...
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Growing in the Life of Faith: Education and Christian Practices
This collection of essays examines what conditions and factors lead to a growth in faith.
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Making the Annual Pledge Drive Obsolete: How Churches Can Get Out of This Business Once and For All
This e-book challenges congregations to create a high-expectation culture of giving,...
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Why Church Buildings Matter: The Story of Your Space
This concise resource about congregation buildings will help guide conversations on how to...
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The Spiritual Guidance of Children: Montessori, Godly Play, and the Future
This resource adapts Montessori methods of education to religious education of children,...
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The Center for Parish Development
This organization provides resources and consulting to help congregations expand their...
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Living into Community: Cultivating Practices That Sustain Us
This book examines the four practices that shape community experience, and details situations...
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Leadership Can Be Taught: A Bold Approach for a Complex World
This book offers an educational model to teach leadership through case-in-point learning,...
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Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization
Written by two Harvard professors, this book addresses humanity's tendency to resist change...
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Leading Congregations Through Crisis
Using real-life examples, this book offers advice on how to navigate the congregation through...
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Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power
This thoughtful book reframes power as something that can be used as a tool for grace and...
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The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (CLAL)
This organization offers leadership training, a think tank for collaborative engagement, and a...
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Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR)
This organization empowers Rabbis by offering a variety of practical services such as...
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Cambridge Leadership Associates
This organization offers two-day leadership workshops that include interactive exercises for...
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Religion News Service
The website, associated with the Religion News Service (RNS), strives to be a single source of...
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Canaan Land: A Religious History Of African Americans
Written by a professor at Princeton University, this resource combines narrative, facts, and...
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Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a...
This resource serves as an entry into interfaith conversation, using interfaith reflection as...
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When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God
This resource uses the observations of the author to provide an up-close look at the spiritual...
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Center for Courage & Renewal
This organization offers programs for clergy and other religious leaders to integrate who they...
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7 Creative Models for Community Ministry
This book outlines seven ministry models to serve a local community, detailing the criteria of...
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Leadership in the Wilderness: Authority and Anarchy in the Book of Numbers
Using the book of Numbers, this book explores leadership and its accompanying challenges,...
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Playlist Judaism: Making Choices for a Vital Future
Written by a rabbi who specializes in bringing Judaism to interfaith families and the...
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We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and...
This devotional book consists of 52 readings designed to be read over a year. It contains...
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New Wine, New Wineskins: How African American Congregations Can Reach New Generations
This resource notes the historic role of the African American church and challenges...
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You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church…and Rethinking Faith
This study identifies why church-going teens no longer attend worship, shedding light on the...
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Is Evangelism Going out of Style?
This web resource, provided by The Bama Group, a research company, offers sociological...
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A Multi-Site Church Roadtrip: Exploring the New Normal
This book takes readers to various multi-site churches, highlighting dynamics unique to...
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Multisite Churches are Here, and Here, and Here to Stay
This blog post discusses facts, figures, and concerns related to multisite congregations.
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Multi-Site Churches: Guidance for the Movement's Next Generation
This resource tackles the "why" behind multi-site churches and addresses several relevant...
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Survey Finds Growth, Vitality in Multisite Church Model
This article from the Washington Post summarizes findings that show the increasing occurrence...
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Strategies for Church Mergers by Kristy Rutter
This blog post emphasizes the importance of relationships in successful congregational...
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Confessions of a Church Merger Pastor
This article contains an interview of a pastor who reflects on the experience of his...
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Beyond the Ordinary: Ten Strengths of U.S. Congregations
Based on research from the U.S. Congregational Life Survey, the authors identify ten strengths...
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Transformational Church: Creating a New Scorecard for Congregations
This book is written for congregations seeking to strengthen disciple-making skills through...
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44 Questions for Congregational Self-Appraisal
This list provides 44 assessment questions, ranging from staff to identity, to consider before...
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Church Health Assessment Tool (CHAT)
This survey is designed to be used during times of change, periods of new development, and...
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Ten Commandments for a More Welcoming Synagogue
This blog web resource, provided by Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, the Rabbi of Ohel Ari Congregation...
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The Caring Congregation: Training Manual and Resource Guide
This manual for congregational care ministries addresses how to create and organize a care...
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Hymnary.org
Hymnary.org is a website designed as a resource for worship leaders. It helps pastors and...
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Entering Wonderland: A Toolkit for Pastors New to a Church
This resource is written for pastors in a new congregation, helping them assess trust level,...
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A Center in the Cyclone: Twenty-First Century Clergy Self-Care
This book offers advice for clergy to lead a healthier lives through spiritual growth and...
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Stop Taking Attendance
This article argues that congregations should focus more on overall impact versus attendance. ...
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What Makes a Good Church Website?
This blog highlights important considerations to make when designing a website.
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Parish Size: Categories, Dynamics, and Issues
This article will help growing congregations identify new needs due to their size and how to...
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Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
This center offers worship resources such as grants, events, online tools for worship...
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Jump-starting a Synagogue Stimulus Plan
This article looks at the challenges facing synagogues in the United States and offers...
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My Top 10 Church Planting Tips
Written by a church planter serving in Chicago, this article offers 10 church planting tips. ...
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Church Planter Candidate Assessment
This assessment helps potential church planters and their respective organizations identify...
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Church Assessment Tool (CAT)
This congregational assessment from <a target="_blank" href="...
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Servant Evangelism
This website and blog focuses on evangelism based on kindness.
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Ten Most Common Mistakes Made by New Church Starts
This resource is for individuals interested in starting a new church and shows how to overcome...
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Launch: Starting a New Church from Scratch
This resource is a good starting point for those thinking about starting a new church --- read...
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The Myth of the 200 Barrier: How to Lead Through Transitional Growth
This book is written for clergy and lay leaders of congregations struggling to break through...
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101 Ways to Reach Your Community
This easy-to-read book helps congregations focus outward through service.
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Lost and Found: The Younger Unchurched and the Churches that Reach Them
Written with a hopeful outlook, this book describes the four young adult unchurched types and...
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The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting: A Guide for Starting Any Kind of Church
This comprehensive book is perfect for people interested in starting a church. More...
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Healthy Churches, Faithful Pastors: Covenant Expectations for Thriving Together
This resource equips personnel committees to have positive conversations about leadership...
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The Good Funeral: Death, Grief, and the Community of Care
This resource provides insight into how a community of faith can help others experience fully...
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Doing the Math of Mission: Fruits, Faithfulness and Metrics
This resource provides readers with the tools to accurately evaluate the effectiveness of...
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The In-Between Church: Navigating Size Transitions in Congregations
Written for congregations in the middle of a size transition, this book tackles issues...
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The Church Money Manual: Best Practices for Finance and Stewardship
Written by a church growth consultant, this straightforward guide provides potential solutions...
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UnBreakable: Forging a Marriage of Contentment and Delight
This resource outlines five concepts to help clergy and congregational leaders support...
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Imagining Abundance: Fundraising, Philanthropy, and a Spiritual Call to Service
This guide contains ways to encourage giving by focusing on a spiritual call to service.
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A Small N.C. Church Reaches Out in Big Ways
This resource uses the example of a small church in North Carolina to model ways a small...
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Fairness is Overrated: And 51 Other Leadership Principles to Revolutionize Your Workplace
This book is easy to read and goes beyond cliche leadership content to offer 51 principles you...
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Digital Disciples
This article looks at how one pastor was able to incorporate technology and social media to...
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The Paradox of Generosity: Giving We Receive, Grasping We Lose
The authors of this book provide arguments and data proving that increasing generosity can...
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Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes: Finding Religion in Everyday Life
This resource unpacks the meaning of the phrase "spiritual but not religious," providing a...
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The Digital Cathedral: Networked Ministry in a Wireless World
This book uses the image of the medieval cathedral as a metaphor for what a networked 21st...
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Chapter 3: Assessing Community Needs and Resources
This web resource helps answer questions about how to better engage your congregation with the...
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Holy Currencies: 6 Blessings for Sustainable Missional Ministries
This book lists six congregational assets, also known as "currencies." By using gracious...
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Scripture Engagement
The work of Scripture Engagement (available on the Bible Gateway website) comes from Taylor...
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Applying Positive Deviance
This article tells the story of seven congregations in Indiana that used positive deviance to...
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The Power of Positive Deviance: How Unlikely Innovators Solve the World's Toughest Problems
This resource introduces positive deviance as an ideal problem-solving model, describing how...
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The Power of Positive Deviance: How Unlikely Innovators Solve the World's Toughest Problems
This YouTube video describes key principles of positive deviance and tells stories of how...
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Church Music Institute
This organization is dedicated to holistically promoting the health of church music in worship...
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FaithHealthNC
This organization provides resources and support for congregations starting a new health...
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Hayim Herring Consulting
This consulting group helps synagogues with planning, organizational renewal, decision-making,...
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Liturgy Training Publications
This organization offers publications that support active participation in the Sunday...
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SamaraCare Consulting
This organization provides congregations with guidance and resources, such as educational...
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Texas Methodist Foundation
This foundation offers a series of five conferences for United Methodist Churches and...
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Whitworth University Office of Church Engagement
This organization within Whitworth University partners with churches and other Christian...
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The ‘Pay What You Want' Experiment at Synagogues
This New York Times article profiles various congregations that are trying new ways of...
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Converge
This organization provides coaching and assessments to help leaders plant new churches.
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Facing Feelings in Faith Communities
This resource notes the importance of congregations being emotionally competent and provides...
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How Your Congregation Learns: The Learning Journey from Challenge to Achievement
This resource lays out a process for congregational leaders to move from identifying a...
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The Aspen Group: Church Design Builder
This architecture firm helps congregations discover, envision, and design space for ministry....
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Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory
This book uses the story of Lewis and Clark as a conceptual framework to approach leadership,...
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An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story
This documentary looks at the teachings of 20th century theologian Reinhold Niebuhr.
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Bonhoeffer
This documentary about theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer explores his life and asks viewers to...
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Overview of Church Size Theory
Written with an Episcopal audience in mind, this presentation details the characteristics of...
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Divergent Church: The Bright Promise of Alternative Faith Communities
This resource explores the unique characteristics of divergent churches, examining the how and...
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Basic Field Guide to the Positive Deviance Approach
This article provides a basic overview of positive deviance, an asset-based approach to...
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Mutual Ministry
This article will guide congregations in discerning what process or method to employ in new...
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The New Copernicans: Millennials and the Survival of the Church
Written by a cultural analyst and theologian, this resource explores the lives of the...
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CTS Counseling Center
As part of Christian Theological Seminary, this center provides mental health counseling and...
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Different Models for Multicultural Congregations and Ministries
This web resource provides a blog written by author Ryk Van Velden who answers the question,...
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Leading Congregations and Nonprofits in a Connected World: Platforms, People and Purpose
This book proposes a different conceptual framework based on understanding social networks for...
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Communities of Calling Website
The Collegeville Institute at St. John&rsquo; s School of Theology offers resources and...
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Faithful and Fractured: Responding to the Clergy Health Crisis
This book presents the findings of Duke's Clergy Health Initiative, which studied the mental...
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You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit
This resource invites readers to align their faith and beliefs with their behaviors.
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Vital Synagogues
This blog post reflects on synagogue vitality and the importance of strengthening engagement...
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Latino Protestants in America: Growing and Diverse
Based on a study of various congregations and Latino Protestants, this resource details an...
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Transforming Church Insight (TCI)
This assessment tool provides an evaluation of your congregation's sense of community.
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Quietly Courageous: Leading the Church in a Changing World
This book calls for new leadership skills and non-linear change for congregations to navigate...
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Backs Against The Wall: The Howard Thurman Story
This hour-long film tells the life story of pastor and theologian Howard Thurman, a...
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Uproar: Calm Leadership in Anxious Times
This leadership resource provides specific ways to navigate the emotional processes that...
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How to Lead When You Don't Know Where You're Going: Leading in a Liminal Season
This book coaches congregations through transition with leadership strategies and group...
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Won't You Be My Neighbor?
This documentary tells the life story of Mister Fred Rogers and shows his unique, affirming...
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Necessary Endings
This book guides readers to determine what activities and beliefs are worth keeping or...
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The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life
This book describes four elements that make life fulfilling so readers can live joyful,...
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When One Religion Isn't Enough: The Lives of Spiritually Fluid People
This book describes &ldquo; religious multiplicity&rdquo; - the reality of a person being...
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The Nature of Adaptive Leadership
This short video describes leadership tools and strategies to address complex challenges.
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Another Way: Living and Leading Change on Purpose
This book provides a creative framework to discern purpose and plan a path forward. Its...
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Being the Virtual Church: Resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This hub of information from the Texas Methodist Foundation offers innovative ways to create...
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How Should Leaders Respond to a Pandemic?
These thoughtful articles explore how congregations can respond during a pandemic and remain...
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Amid Pandemic, The Way We Talk About Death is Changing
This heartfelt article describes how end-of-life care givers adapt their practices during...
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Prepare Now for Post-Pandemic Ministry, Church Professionals Urge
This thoughtful article provides key leadership actions to prepare for congregational life...
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Pray As You Go
This daily prayer website offers calming 10-minute recorded prayers that heighten your...
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The Challenges and Opportunities of the Post-pandemic Church
This online resource describes COVID-19&rsquo; s impact and identifies opportunities to...
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Letters to the Church: Encouragement and Engagement for the 2020 Election
During the confusion of the Trump Era, this book provides biblical reflection and...
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What Now? Creative Tool for COVID-19 Planning
This 3-hour self-facilitated planning process helps teams think creatively to make an action...
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So You Want to Talk About Race
As a first step to address racism, this straightforward book shares the language of racism and...
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Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)
This organization sheds light on America's legacy of slavery, racial violence, and mass...
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Interfaith Responses to Racism
This website shares sacred texts that denounce racism from multiple faith traditions.
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True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality
This documentary follows a lawyer's journey to condemn the U.S. criminal justice system for...
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The Sound of the Genuine: Traversing 2020 with Howard Thurman
In this podcast episode, Rev. Otis Moss III connects Howard Thurman's theology and mysticism...
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It's Movement Time Again: a sermon by Rev. William Barber II
This masterful lesson preaches the history of racism, public policy, and religion in America,...
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The Black Church (PBS companion book)
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The Black Church (PBS): This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song
This two-part PBS documentary celebrates the Black Church as a bedrock of resilience through...
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We Are Called To Be A Movement
This short book describes the power of justice movements and calls faith leaders to action.
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