- 4464How Well Does Your Congregation Communicate?
If we were to play the old word association game, and I said “audit,” how would you respond? Finance? Inspection? IRS? Complicated?
You… continue reading
- 4450Thinking Through What it Means to Help
As the holiday season approaches, many congregations seek to bring cheer to others around them. One of the ways congregations traditionally help… continue reading
- 4448Divergent Church
Innovation is a buzz word making its way into the world of religion and congregational life. At the heart of the word innovate is the concept of… continue reading
- 4439Living Faith through DACA and Hurricanes
Daily headlines leave readers frustrated, discouraged and conflicted. The good news is that your congregation is uniquely positioned to make sense… continue reading
- 4427Change Ringing
“We love change!”
This is one of my favorite phrases to hear from a congregational group. Really. While change can be a bumpy trail to… continue reading
- 4422Disaster Ministry Handbook
As disasters, natural and otherwise, continually confront us, many people of faith and congregations desire to respond in compassionate and… continue reading
- 4420What’s new with your congregation this fall?
I just talked with a church in Indianapolis hosting refugees for the first time. This is a fresh undertaking for the church, and the leaders want… continue reading
- 4357Matching grants and the difference they make to congregations
Over the past five years, the Center for Congregations has awarded an average of 92 matching grants each year to Indiana congregations. Those… continue reading
- 4352Congregations as learning organizations
I have written a book. How Your Congregation Learns: The Learning Journey from Challenge to Achievement, published by Rowman & Littlefield, is… continue reading
- 4342Youth respond to meaningful relationships over programming
The youth room is full of equipment, curriculum, and games. Yet the seats of modern day congregations are growing old rather than “growing young… continue reading