Cultivating Sustainable Missional Ministries

Cultivating Sustainable Missional Ministries

These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenter, author, pastor and educator Eric Law. Law facilitated the workshop Cultivating Sustainable Missional Ministries in March 2016. For additional resources, contact the Center at 866-307-2381 or check out the Congregational Resource Guide at


1K Churches from the Criterion Institute
81 Church Hill Road, Haddam, Connecticut 06438
Through engaging in the process of investing in microbusinesses in the local community, churches will explore their individual and institutional roles as economic actors. The website provides information on the organization, ways to get involved and a blog site.

221 N. LaSalle St., Suite 1320, Chicago, IL 60601
Gamaliel trains community and faith leaders to build political power and create organizations that unite people of diverse faiths and races.  Its mission is “empower ordinary people to effectively participate in the political, environmental, social and economic decisions affecting their lives. Gamaliel’s diverse members apply their faith and values to the pursuit of equal opportunity for all, shared abundance, and stronger, more prosperous communities.”

Kaleidoscope Institute
840 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026
800-366-1536 ext. 216,
This organization, based on the work of the Rev. Dr. Eric H. F. Law, offers week-long training institutes throughout the United and Canada on gracious leadership, holy currencies congregation transformation and incubation of missional, sustainable ministries consultations and more.

The Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD)
Center for Civic Engagement, Northwestern University
1813 Hinman Ave., Evanston, IL 60208
The ABCD Institute is a growing movement that considers local assets as the primary building blocks of sustainable community development. Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.