Resource Guides

Resource Guides

Resource Guides

Workshop Resources Guides
Celebrating Congregations was an invitational event led by Center staff in Southern Indiana. These resources will help congregations focus on their strengths as they plan for the future.
Workshop Resources Guides
Author, pastor and musician T. Wyatt Watkins leads this workshop about the differences between children and adult prayer and how to encourage and nurture children in their prayer lives.
Workshop Resources Guides
This practical, highly-interactive workshop introduced laity and clergy to ideas, tools and recommendations to help them provide care and caring ministries to their congregations. Workshop facilitators Susan Dunlap, Jeanne Twohig and Betsy Barton… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
Hoosier Pastoral Clergy Writing was a long-term learning event, facilitated by Nan Phifer, an author and writing coach, and Brent Bill, an author and executive vice president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations.
Workshop Resources Guides
Many congregations are big on community ministries for others. Increasingly, however, leaders are learning that long-term effectiveness comes from mutual ministry – community ministry where congregations build relationships with people in the… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenter, author and pastor Keith Anderson. Anderson facilitated the workshop Community and Digital Ministry in the 21st Century in March 2017. For additional resources, contact… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
These are top resource picks to supplement the November 2015 workshop Compassionate Care: Creating Congregational Support Teams, led by writer, speaker and retreat leader Maryanne Kyle-DiPietropaolo. Capossela, Cappy and Sheila Warnock. Share the… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
Dr. Suzanne Stier led this workshop, The Board: Roles and Responsiblities, in 2003.
Workshop Resources Guides
This guide is a supplement to the workshop 13 Choices for Congregational Change led by George Bullard, director of the Hollifield Leadership Center in North Carolina.
Workshop Resources Guides
Systems consultant, author, and educator Peter Steinke discussed Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times in May 2007.
Workshop Resources Guides
Grounded in Family Systems Theory, this workshop features presenter Israel Galindo, who challenges participants to consider a different perspective in thinking about the nature of congregational leadership.
Workshop Resources Guides
George Bullard led this 2001 workshop, Congregational Passages: The Process of Redevelopment.
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement the workshop, Congregations and Community Engagement, led by national speaker and consultant Joy Skjegstad. McNeal, Reggie. Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church. San Francisco,… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement this Center workshop led by Andy Crouch in 2012. Borgmann, Albert. Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1984. This is an inescapably dense and… continue reading
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Alban Senior Consultant Susan Nienaber discusses congregations in conflict in the workshop Not Another Church Fight.
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource guide supplements the conference, Meaningful Worship in a Changing Culture, presented in January 2001 by the Center and the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship.
Workshop Resources Guides
This guide supplements the 2004 workshop Convergence Worship: Authentic Worship in a Changing World led by author and professor Robert Webber.
Workshop Resources Guides
Robert Katz of the Indiana University School of Law discussed Creating a 501(c)3 organization or ministry. This guide supplements this workshop, presented in 2004 and again in 2008.
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William Enright and Richard Klopp of the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving facilitated the workshop Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity in May, June and September 2009.
Workshop Resources Guides
William Enright, director of the Lake Family Institute on Faith and Giving at Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy, looks at trends in congregational giving. Resources and information can also be found at the Center on Philanthropy website.
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement the Center for Congregations workshop Creative Worship: Designing Memorable Experiences, led by author and animator/illustrator Jason Moore in April and September 2015. The Center’s mission is to… continue reading
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Pastor and author Graham Standish discussed Cultivating a Church with Vibrant Purpose at an October 2009 workshop in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne.
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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… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
This guide supplements the 2002 workshop Guidance for the Journey: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement the Center for Congregations workshop Develop a Communication Strategy that Works, led by congregational communications leader Tim Peters. This workshop was January and October 2016. The Center’s… continue reading