Wendy McCormick

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Wendy McCormick is the Center for Congregations’ southwest Indiana director. She has an interest in congregational fundraising and stewardship, including planned giving.

Contributions From Wendy McCormick

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Church Funding
Curator Wendy McCormick
6 resources
For The CRG Created For The CRG
Making Planned Giving Work
Planned giving doesn’t need to be a complicated challenge for your congregation. By following...
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The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict
This book is based off a four-part biblical peacemaking method centered around the New...
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What To Do When… A Fight Breaks Out
These two video discussions suggest how to avoid congregational conflict and what to do when...
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Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
This resource outlines the importance of initiating difficult conversations, providing tips on...
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A Door Set Open: Grounding Change in Mission and Hope
This book covers the basics of Family Systems Theory, identifying where congregations get...
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Conflict Prevention and Mediation in the Jewish Tradition
This article provides an overview on conflict resolution and mediation in contemporary and...
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Principled Ministry: A Guidebook for Catholic Church Leaders
Grounded in scripture and tradition, this resource organizes 30 leadership principles into...
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Stilling the Storm: Worship and Congregational Leadership in Difficult Times
This resource offers guidance for worship planners in congregations going through difficulty...
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Correcting Poor Communication
Written by two consultants on human sexuality issues and abuse prevention in congregations,...
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Behavioral Covenants in Congregations: A Handbook for Honoring Differences
This book offers ground rules and strategies for handling disagreement.
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The Peacemaking Pastor: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Church Conflict
This scripture-based book offers a Biblical view of peacemaking to help congregations through...
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Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High
This guide can be useful for everyone within the congregation, ranging from clergy to...
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Parish Evaluation Project (PEP)
This consulting organization provides a large variety of consulting services and is best known...
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Thriving Through Ministry Conflict: A Parable of How Resistance Can Be Your Ally
This book seeks to resolve conflict on an individual level, asserting that the only thing one...
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Getting to Amen: 8 Strategies for Managing Conflict in the African American Church
This book addresses the unique characteristics of conflict in African American congregations,...
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Staying with Conflict: A Strategic Approach to Ongoing Disputes
This book addresses the unique challenges of enduring conflict and equips congregational...
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Avoiding Splits – Fighting Fair in Church: Guidelines for an Effective Church...
This article addresses the problem of church conflict and the lack of training for pastors to...
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How to Lead in Church Conflict: Healing Ungrieved Loss
This resource equips leaders to help congregations grieve and heal after conflict, focusing on...
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Lombard Mennonite Peace Center (LMPC)
This organization offers hands-on training clinics and onsite consulting for nonviolent...
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Transforming Church Conflict: Compassionate Leadership in Action
This book evaluates nonviolent communication as a useful tool to be used by churches as a...
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Orchestrate the Conflict: How to Creatively Engage Conflict to Achieve Leadership Goals
This book chapter offers a variety of strategies for congregations to address conflict...
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Engage Conflict Well: A Guide to Prepare Yourself and Engage Others in Conflict Transformation
This 12-page booklet is divided into two sections --- first addressing the individual's...
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Insights Into: Congregational Conflict
Part of a series produced by Faith Communities Today, this article analyzes the results of two...
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Every Congregation Needs a Little Conflict
This book reveals how congregations can deal with conflict in a healthy way that will promote...
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Starting a Nonprofit at Your Church
This comprehensive book provides congregations with the necessary tools to decide whether or...
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Thinking of Forming a Non-Profit? What to Consider Before You Begin
This 25-page booklet reviews the questions to ask and steps to take before determining whether...
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Should Your Church Start a Nonprofit?
This concise article will be helpful for any congregation beginning to think about starting a...
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How to Start a Nonprofit
This article is a comprehensive overview of the steps for creating a successful nonprofit...
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Projects That Matter: Successful Planning and Evaluation for Religious Organizations
This book describes a six-step process for designing and implementing a project evaluation,...
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Completing the Circle: Reviewing Ministries in the Congregation
This book outlines an easy-to-follow process churches can use to more effectively evaluate...
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When Better Isn't Enough: Evaluation Tools for the 21st Century Church
This book offers a 3-step process for effective congregational leadership evaluations,...
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Level Best: How Small and Grassroots Nonprofits Can Tackle Evaluation and Talk Results
This resource makes it easy for congregations to measure the effectiveness of particular...
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God's Tapestry: Understanding and Celebrating Differences
This book is meant for individuals and congregational leaders invested in understanding...
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Crossing the Ethnic Divide: The Multiethnic Church on a Mission
This resource will be useful for congregational leaders interested in ministry within a...
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Becoming a Multicultural Church
This book details how one church went from being a traditional congregation to becoming a...
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The Post-Black & Post-White Church: Becoming the Beloved Community in a Multi-Ethnic World
This book examines how to combine the theories behind multi-ethnic and missional church...
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Worship Design Studio
This website offers creative ideas and resources to turn worship into an integrated and...
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Positive Change for Congregations
This article summarizes the experience of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations in...
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Local Church Planned Giving Manual
This practical UCC resource helps congregationas develop and manage a planned giving ministry....
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Special Needs Parenting: From Coping to Thriving
Written by a United Methodist minister and the mother of an adult son with special needs, this...
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Disabilities, Religion, and Spirituality Program
This web resource by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center in Nashville, Tennessee provides...
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Welcoming People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families: A Practical Guide for...
This short booklet contains helpful information and practical strategies to aid congregations...
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Beyond Fundraising: A Complete Guide to Congregational Stewardship
This book covers all aspects of congregational stewardship, ranging from the spirituality of...
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Donor-Centered Planned Gift Marketing
This book revolves around the importance of focusing on the donor and will help congregations...
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Moving Your Church Through Conflict
This guide works through the five levels of conflict, identifying the warning signs and...
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The Little Book of Cool Tools for Hot Topics: Group Tools to Facilitate Meetings When Things Are...
This concise book will be helpful for people looking to spark conversations about difficult...
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Designing Your Congregation's Website
This report shares advice from several congregations who reevaluated their web presence,...
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Family Life Centers and Congregations
This article offers insight and guidance to congregations contemplating building a Family Life...
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Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Tax Information for Churches and Religious Organizations
This website offers useful information for congregations seeking to clarify their nonprofit...
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JustPeace
This organization provides congregations with educational training and consulting focused on...
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Kaleidoscope Institute
This organization provides training, week-long workshops, and consulting on a variety of...
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Levels of Conflict - Based on the work of Speed Leas
This article summarizes Speed Leas' work on the five levels of congregational conflict.
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Engaging Young Adults
This data-packed report contains a summary of factors essential for improving young adult...
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Strengthening Congregations: Paving the Road to Meaningful Young Adult Engagement
This web report from the 2013-2014 Union of Reform Judaism Young Adult Engagement Community of...
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National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO)
This association helps congregations find state agencies that offer state-specific information...
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How to Live Stream Worship Legally
This succinct and thorough summary of copyright law helps congregations stream worship...
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Managing Your Church's Communication During Coronavirus (COVID-19)
This article helps congregations create effective and concise messages during an evolving...
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Ministering During COVID-19: Creative Ideas for Small Rural Congregations
This article lists doable, creative ideas from small rural congregations for how to do...
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Coping with Crisis: Webinars for Youth
These recorded events support youth ministry leaders and parents during COVID-19 with advice...
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Caring for Wellbeing of Older Adults during COVID-19
This list provides ideas for coordinating care and connection for senior adults during...
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Town Hall Preaching During Crisis: Igniting Pastoral Imagination in the Face of Fatigue,...
In this video clergy candidly discuss preaching justice and hope during the pandemic and...
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Braver Angels
This organization helps Americans seek understanding across red and blue political lines,...
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Your 'Surge Capacity' is Depleted: It's Why You Feel Awful
This article unpacks why self-care and crisis-management skills are insufficient for the...
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COVID-19 Congregational Study
The findings of this national survey provide insight into how the pandemic has effected...
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6 Ways to Grow a Thriving Facebook Group
This short article has tips to create and manage a church Facebook group.
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Sticky Faith Innovation: How Your Compassion, Creativity and Courage Can Support Teenagers'...
This book offers a step-by-step innovation process that equips youth leaders to serve...
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Relational Authority: The State of Religion and Young People 2020
This short, accessible e-book shares implications of research based on 13- to 25-year-olds and...
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The Easiest Person to Fool
This podcast episode from Hidden Brain explores how culture celebrates uncertainty. Then it...
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The FYI on Youth Ministry
This Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) podcast shares research insights and creativity for vibrant...
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