- Leader Self-Care
Whether you are a volunteer or a staff member, being a congregational leader is hard work. There are many joys that come with serving as a… continue reading
- Learning About Your Community
Thanks to the Polis Center at IUPUI, there is a data tool available called SAVI. Providing free data about central Indiana communities, SAVI tools… continue reading
- Appreciative Leadership
I’m finding a lot to appreciate in the rhythms of congregational life from the book Appreciative Leadership: Focus on What Works to Drive Winning… continue reading
- Clear Communication
A friend said to me recently, “A guest preacher spoke in worship last week. I know at least three of my friends would have wanted to hear this… continue reading
- Do You Know a Positive Deviant?
When a hospital system in Pittsburgh wanted to decrease the incidence of the horrible infection called MRSA, they used a method of community… continue reading
- What is it Like to be Different?
What are some of the things people say that impact young people and adults from non-majority races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations… continue reading
- The Season of Stewardship
For many congregations, fall is the season for the annual fund drive, often known as the stewardship campaign. We, at the Center for Congregations… continue reading
- Making Small Groups Work
New small groups are starting every day in congregations. So many churches, parishes, synagogues and faith communities provide meaningful small… continue reading
- What's New?
What’s new in the religious landscape?
There are big research studies that answer that question and offer helpful and very reliable data.… continue reading
- Who Likes Conflict?
Who likes conflict? I know we are taught that being conflict-avoidant is a personality flaw. On the other hand, who would want to be part of a… continue reading