Resource Guides

Resource Guides

Workshop Resources Guides
The Flourishing Congregations: Moving from Dreams to Reality gatherings led participants to share stories, look at the positive core of congregations, and find ways to move toward positive change through Appreciative Inquiry, Asset Mapping, World… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement the workshop, Four Doorways to Deepening Worship, led by musician, composer and worship consultant Adam Kukuk in March 2014. Castle, Suzanne and Andra Moran. Brim: Creative Overflow in Worship Design.… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement the December 2013 workshop, Fulfilled Leadership: Empowering Congregational Leaders through Stillness, Awareness and Playfulness, led by pastor, educator and author Kirk Byron Jones. Gray, Dave, Sunni… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement the November 2014 workshop, Funding Your Ministry Projects, led by executive strategist and non-profit leader Aimée Laramore McKitrick, Melanie A.; J. Shawn Landres; Mark Ottoni-Wilhelm; and Amir D.… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement the 2001 workshop, Giving and Stewardship,  led by Dr. Kennon Callahan, a respected church consultant, pastor, theologian, seminar leader, researcher, teacher, and author.
Workshop Resources Guides
The 2003 Godly Play workshop was facilitated by Kim McPherson, national trainer for Godly Play.
Workshop Resources Guides
Alban Institute Consultant Dan Hotchkiss led congregations in conversation about Governance and Ministry at workshops in November 2009 in Indianapolis and Crown Point and in September 2010 in Evansville and Jeffersonville. This is a listing of his… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenter and Fuller Youth Institute Director Kara Powell. Fulbright facilitated this workshop in March 2017. For more resources, contact the Center at 866-307-2381 or check out… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenter, author, speaker and consultant Gary McIntosh. McIntosh facilitated this workshop in April 2016. For more resources, contact the Center at 866-307-2381 or check out the… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement the 2003 workshop, Never Call Them Jerks: Healthy Responses to Congregational Conflict, led by Arthur Paul Boers, assistant professor of Pastoral Theology at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary.
Workshop Resources Guides
Holy Conversations is an event that explores strategic planning. Author, consultant, and popular workshop leader Gil Rendle led this event.
Check out these top resource picks from author, pastor and educator Eric Law, who facilitated the Center for Congregations workshop Holy Currencies: Six Blessings for Sustainable Missional Ministries. For a print-friendly PDF, click the attachment… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
Check out these relevant resources for the workshop How Cultural Trends Affect Your Congregation. Led by author, consultant, and speaker Gil Rendle, this workshop was presented in September 2007.
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement the 1999 workshop Inspiring Your Congregation’s Board: Board Service as Worshipful Work. Charles Olsen, director of Worshipful–Work in Kansas City, Missouri. facilitated the workshop. The resource guide… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
In February 2007, Roger Finke from the AARDA led this workshop. This guide lists a variety of website resources to help congregations with planning.
Workshop Resources Guides
Planning how to utilize the internet in your congregation was the topic of conversation at March workshops in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. Workshop presenter David Bourgeois is a professor with research interests in faith and technology.
Workshop Resources Guides
Center president Tim Shapiro and Alban Institute consultant Gil Rendle led the long-term learning event, Practicing What We Preach.
Workshop Resources Guides
These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenter, youth ministry researcher, author, futurist and missional leadership strategist Dr. Dave Rahn. Rahn facilitated the workshop Invigorating Congregational Life through… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
Alban Institute consultant Gil Rendle discusses Leading Change in the Congregation. This 1998 resource guide was updated in 2000.
Workshop Resources Guides
Author, consultant, and speaker Gil Rendle discusses Leading Change at this September 2007 workshop.
Workshop Resources Guides
Leading Change in Congregations was led by congregational consultant and author Gil Rendle in April 2002.
Workshop Resources Guides
Effective leaders can help congregations face the conflicts that come from the changing world in which we live and discover the vitality of reform and new life.  Dan Moseley, author of several books and professor of practical parish ministry… continue reading
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These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenter, Duke Divinity School’s David Odom. Odom facilitated this workshop in September 2016. For more resources, contact the Center at 866-307-2381 or check out the… continue reading
Life Together
Developed for the Life Together Grants Initiative, this booklet contains recommended resources for congregations thinking and acting strategically.
Workshop Resources Guides
These resources were chosen by workshop facilitator, author, speaker and consultant Barbara Newman to supplement the April 2013 workshop, Making Room: Cultivating Communities of Inclusion with Children and Youth with Disabilities. Newman, Barbara J… continue reading