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Temporary Shepherds: A Congregational Handbook For Interim Ministry

Effective interim ministry depends on strong partnership between the interim minster and congregation. Lay leaders of congregations preparing for such a transition will value the expert guidance provided by over a dozen experienced interim pastors......

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Tell It Like It Is: Reclaiming The Practice Of Testimony - Lillian Daniel

Lillian Daniel shares how her congregation re-appropriated the practice of testimony one Lenten season, a practice that would eventually revitalize their worship and transform their congregational culture. Author: Daniel, Lillian Publisher: Rowm......

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Starting With Spirit: Nurturing Your Call To Pastoral Leadership - Bruce G. Epperly

Starting with Spirit is a spiritual and professional resource for new pastors, their family members, and congregations, as well as ministers in every season of ministry who seek to grow in vitality and skill in the ongoing adventure of ministry. F......

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So You're On The Search Committee - , Celia Allison Hahn

So You're on the Search Committee focuses on the experience of pastoral search committees and the unique role that laity in most denominations play in this crucial process. Because a change of pastors is, as Alban Institute founder Loren Mead puts......

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Small Groups In The Church: A Handbook For Creating Community - Thomas G. Kirkpatrick

This planning and leader training handbook offers a distinctive broad-based, small-group approach to building community. From the Jewish havurot to Christian koinonia, you will gain a thorough understanding of community, learn how to plan an effec......

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Single In The Church: New Ways To Minister With 52 Of God's People - Kay Collier-stone

Explore the concerns, needs, and fears of single adults and how your church may be ignoring them. Discover practical ways churches have opened their ministries, worship, and congregational life to include singles. An eye-opening discovery that a c......

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Scattering Seeds: Cultivating Church Vitality - Stephen Chapin Garner

In Scattering Seeds: Cultivating Church Vitality, Stephen Chapin Garner and Jerry Thornell share the story of their home congregation, the United Church of Christ in Norwell, MA. This average congregation has approached congregational life in a no......

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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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