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Rekindling The Mainline: New Life Through New Churches - Stephen C. Compton

Not only do new church starts in significant numbers bring systemic change and renewal to mainline denominations, but new church development brings similar change to individual aging congregations in their vicinity. Author Stephen Compton argues t......

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Reframing Hope: Vital Ministry In A New Generation - Carol Howard Merritt

Much has been written about the changing landscape the church finds itself in, and even more about the church's waning influence in our culture. From her vantage point as an under-40 pastor, Carol Howard Merritt, author of Tribal Church, moves awa......

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Saying Goodbye: A Time Of Growth For Congregations And Pastors - Edward A. White

Leaving a pastorate is hard on both congregation and pastor. Learn how to make this transition a growth experience for all. Written for congregations and pastors, Saying Goodbye skillfully weaves accounts from clergy, laity, and educators of seven......

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Promise And Peril: Understanding And Managing Change And Conflict In Congregations - David Brubaker

Congregations cannot exist without finances, priorities, leadership, worship, and decision making, yet these five aspects breed the most conflict between church members and clergy. These conflicts unfortunately tend to bring about the most negativ......

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Projects That Matter: Successful Planning And Evaluation For Religious Organizations - Kathleen A. Cahalan

Projects That Matter introduces project leaders and teams to the five basic elements of project design and describes in detail a six-step process for designing and implementing a project evaluation and disseminating evaluation findings. Written fo......

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Preaching Ethically: Being True To The Gospel, Your Congregation, And Yourself - Ronald D. Sisk

How do clergy preach to meet the legitimate needs of their congregation and live up to standards of professionalism and personal integrity? Preaching Ethically offers guidelines for preaching in light of a range of factors that might tempt a preac......

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Preaching And Stewardship: Proclaiming God's Invitation To Grow - Craig A. Satterlee

Both new and veteran preachers alike find the annual stewardship sermon a challenge and are eager for encouraging, practical advice. In Preaching and Stewardship, Craig Satterlee offers a nuts-and-bolts handbook on preaching stewardship, raising i......

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Plain Talk About Churches And Money - , Patrick Mcnamara

Based on extensive research, this volume offers insight and help on the key fiscal topics confronting church leaders today, including: Why is the church so uneasy with the topic of money? Is there a difference between stewardship and fundraising? ......

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Personality Type In Congregations: How To Work With Others More Effectively - Lynne M. Baab

Pastor & author, Lynne Baab "offers readers a useful tool to understand both their own spiritual journeys and their role in the life of their chosen spiritual community". The book "...provides a basic understanding of the concepts of psychological......

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Connecting To God: Nurturing Spirituality Through Small Groups - Corinne Ware

Although spiritual growth occurs within an individual, Ware explains that it is the calling of the congregation to be a community of support and encouragement. Indeed, it is amidst the support of a group that an individual learns how to live out p......

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Completing The Circle: Reviewing Ministries In The Congregation - David R. Mcmahill

On his second day as association minister for the United Church of Christ, David McMahill received three phone calls from lay leaders who were looking for resources on "how to evaluate our minister." He knew of several churches in which a poorly c......

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Called For Life: Finding Meaning In Retirement - Paul C. Clayton

Called for Life reflects on our calling to serve God and neighbor in the context of retirement. People facing retirement ask a variety of questions, each framed by a different perspective. "Will I ever be interested in retiring?" some baby boomers......

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Be Not Afraid!: Building Your Church On Faith And Knowledge - Frederic M. Roberts

In this in-depth study of eight diverse mainline Protestant congregations, anthropologist Fredric Roberts finds that when local congregations are evaluated by spiritual and religious standards instead of corporate- or pop-culture-based values ther......

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At Ease: Discussing Money & Values In Small Groups - , Sylvia Ronsvalle

Text is written as a study guide for helping small groups grow in their understanding of the role of money in their lives. Author: Ronsvalle, John Author: Ronsvalle, Sylvia Author: Kaufmann, U. Milo Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Ill......

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Amazing Gifts: Stories Of Faith, Disability, And Inclusion - Mark I. Pinsky

Amazing Gifts: Stories of Faith, Disability, and Inclusion is a new publication by noted religion writer Mark I. Pinsky. Pinsky has gathered stories from churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples across the country, "stories of people with disabi......

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A Ready Hope: Effective Disaster Ministry For Congregations - , Carol Flores

A Ready Hope: Effective Disaster Ministry for Congregations is an introduction for people of faith who are new to the ministry of disaster preparedness and response. Authors Kathy Haueisen and Carol Flores have both personal and professional exper......

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Love, Sex And Marriage: Insights From Judaism, Christianity And Islam - Cohn-sherbok Dan

In all three Abrahamic faiths, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, marriage is part of God's plan for humanity, as illustrated in the Hebrew Scriptures, the New Testament, and the Koran as well as the religious literature of these three traditions A......

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