- Congregational Trends
The President of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Dr. Michael Jinkins, recently wrote a blog about congregational trends that… continue reading
- Science Sharpens the Faith
For many, science and theology just don’t mix. Yet, that conversation recently started to change.
With the help of the John Templeton… continue reading
- Volunteering and Action
The Center for Congregations is pleased to offer this course, led by Group’s Equipping Institute, to congregations in Indiana in 2015-16. This… continue reading
- Empathy and Sympathy
This video by Brene’ Brown provides a visual representation of the difference between empathy and sympathy. Watch it. You will see yourself in it… continue reading
- Strategic Planning Made Simple
What is it? Why is it critical? What are the basic steps?
Many congregational leaders know they need strategic planning, but encounter… continue reading
- Visual Learning Helpful to Congregations
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a pre-recorded webinar worth? I’m not sure, but I am finding helpful webinars for resourcing… continue reading
- Facilitation at a Glance
Effective congregational leaders need facilitation skills to build a team, lead meetings, guide decision-making and handle differences of opinion… continue reading
- 3 Kinds of Insider Language That Keep People Away From Your Church
Here's an interesting article from ChurchTechToday.com about insider's language that actually keeps people out!
"Churches are… continue reading
- Caregiving Ministries
I’ve known for some time that the demographic shift in the congregational world is increasingly moving towards older members. In the last year, I’… continue reading
- Helping Congregations Find the Resources they Need
The new Congregational Resource Guide (www.thecrg.org) is featured on Duke Divinity School’s Faith & Leadership website. The article is an… continue reading