- 4330Planning a New Ministry? Start by Listening
Despite best intentions, new ministries sometimes fail. Founding leaders move away; volunteers burnout; or the people you want to serve never show… continue reading
- 4326Successful Fundraising for Congregations
If there ever was a time when funds for ministries came effortlessly and plentifully, that time is no more. Congregation leaders understand that… continue reading
- 4320Listening for Mission is a Real Thing
Many congregational leaders are rethinking their approach to local, hands-on mission. Challenged by such books as Toxic Charity and When Helping… continue reading
- 4273Exploring Social Media
You want to use social media so that it supports your congregation's mission. You don't want to use social media just because it is a cool gadget… continue reading
- 4264Money Troubles
Remember that it is not money that is the root of all evil. That’s not what the text says. It is the love of money that is the root of evil. For… continue reading
- 4256Music in Worship
It seems the worship music wars may be mostly behind us. At least I don’t hear many scuffles these days about the tension worship music… continue reading
- 4247Interested in Serving your Community?
At the Center for Congregations, we are seeing a definite trend: congregations are requesting resources to help them serve their communities more… continue reading
- 4232Put Away the Skinny Jeans
“Put Away the Skinny Jeans” is the provocative title of a recent article in Christianity Today magazine heralding the release of the Fuller Youth… continue reading
- 4206Do You Pay Attention to Browser Security?
Google recently announced that the next version of their Chrome browser will alert users if websites are not encrypted. What’s encryption? Simply… continue reading
- 4191Is Your Congregation Too Creative?
Is your congregation too creative? Probably not. Oddly enough, there can be a bias against creativity in some of our congregations. Perhaps this… continue reading