- 3625Make Room for Young People
Writer Michael O'Laughlin says the way to infuse energy and vitality into the aging church is to encourage young leaders. "Apparently, like… continue reading
- 3606Is It Time for a New Beginning?
A congregation of 75 is in a building meant for 400.
A congregation rapidly depletes its reserves to meet the annual budget.
- 3593CRG Workspaces Promote Conversation Anytime, Anywhere
Conversation is a powerful tool for moving through and beyond challenges. Busy schedules create challenges themselves, often limiting the time we… continue reading
- 3586Six Practices to Thriving
January is a time of fresh beginnings. Congregational leaders wanting to take a new look at their work might consider this resource: Thriving… continue reading
- 3575Conducting Meaningful Meetings
The nature and quality of congregational meetings significantly impacts the health and direction of a congregation. Purposeful and participatory… continue reading
- 3553Kennon Callahan and Asset-Based Planning
The first resource I read that approached congregational planning from a strengths-based perspective was Kennon Callahan’s book Twelve Keys to an… continue reading
- 3528Spice Up Your Worship
What makes worship boring is not style but monotony. So says Dr. Marcia McFee, a worship consultant with a background in music and theatre, as… continue reading
- 3522Useful Data for Congregations
Demographic information for congregations is readily available, sometimes free and sometimes for a price. The Association of Religion Data… continue reading
- 3515Action Steps Toward Successful Fundraising
A Center for Congregations workshop on funding is creating a buzz in local congregations.
Text-to-give, conversation, strategy… continue reading
- 3486A Prayer Book Resource
Brian D. McLaren's We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation takes you deep into… continue reading