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Developmental Patterns
StJohnOne congregation is stuck trying to decide what color wallpaper to put in the nursery, while another congregation develops an innovative day care program for toddlers. One congregation decides to stay where they are and develop worship that reflects their historic tradition, while another congregation decides to move and experiences problems at every turn. What explains different levels of effectiveness when congregations address their challenges? One explanation involves observing the learning that takes place in congregations from a developmental perspective. Click here to download this PDF on Developmental Patterns.

Construction of a Challenge Grid
This grid can assist resource consultants by offering a framework and language for determining a congregation’s readiness for certain kinds of guidance and resources. Click here to download this PDF.

Questions Related to Developmental Patterns
This document contains questions about the construction of challenge, religious claims and commitments, use of an outside resource, connection to mission, results and impact and more. Click here to download this PDF.