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The Sounds Of Our Offerings: Achieving Excellence In Church Music - Charlotte Kroeker

The Sounds of Our Offerings is good news about the music of the church. It recounts what has been learned from studying nine congregations where music promotes the full, active, conscious participation of the worshipers and where it has done so co......

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The Once And Future Pastor: The Changing Role Of Religious Leaders - William Chris Hobgood

Hobgood examines new pressures on clergy that are emerging in the "post-Christendom era:" financial stresses; the effects of a conflicted and confrontational culture; the needs of an increasing number of people living broken or dependent lives; dy......

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The Once And Future Church: Reinventing The Congregation For A New Mission Frontier - Loren B. Mead

Mead takes a broad look at past and present changes in the church, and postulates a future to which those changes are calling us. Denominations, once structured to deliver resources to far-off lands of foreign mission, now encounter the mission fi......

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The Multigenerational Congregation: Meeting The Leadership Challenge - Gilbert R. Rendle

Congregations need to learn new cultural languages and practices in order to speak to and be heard by new generations of people. But how do congregations enter the wilderness of ministry with these new generations when many of those in the entoura......

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The In-between Church: Navigating Size Transitions In Congregations - Alice Mann

Alban Senior Consultant Mann draws on her lengthy experience in helping congregations deal with the hurdles and anxieties of expansion or contraction in size. Often, congregations experiencing size change do not recognize the need to change cultur......

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Tending To The Holy: The Practice Of The Presence Of God In Ministry - , Katherine Gould Epperly

Tending to the Holy: The Practice of the Presence of God in Ministry invites pastors to embody their deepest beliefs in the routine and surprising tasks of ministry. Inspired by Brother Lawrence's classic text in spirituality, Tending to the H......

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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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