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Public Offerings: Stories From The Front Lines Of Community Ministry - Linda-marie Delloff

A compelling and extensive resource with ways for all congregations to reach beyond themselves to better serve. Spiritually vibrant congregations of all faiths thrive on the call to be leaven in today's world. Addresses the ups and downs on the wa......

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Preventing Sexual Abuse In Congregations: A Resource For Leaders - Karen A. Mcclintock

Are you ready to abuse-proof your congregation? If one child or adult is spared the confusing ordeal of unwanted touch, it will be worth your time to read this book. In this comprehensive resource, Methodist pastor and pastoral psychologist Karen ......

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Practicing Right Relationship: Skills For Deepening Purpose, Finding Fulfillment, And Increasing Effectiveness In Your Congregation - , Dan Smith

In this profound yet practical book, Mary Sellon and Daniel Smith make the case that the health of churches and synagogues depends on congregations learning how to live out love in "right relationships." The authors distill what they have learned ......

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Paying Attention: Focusing Your Congregation On What Matters - Gary Peluso-verdend

In a culture marked by what many call "attention-deficit disorder," congregations and their leaders are subject to distractions that detract from their mission and lead them in directions that have little to do with their reason for existence. Siz......

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Inside The Small Church

Even as so-called megachurches capture the attention of many church watchers, small congregations continue to dominate America's religious landscape in both rural and urban settings. Although sometimes obscured by their larger siblings, these smal......

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In Search Of The Unchurched: Why People Don't Join Your Congregation - Alan C. Klaas

What's working and not working in your congregation? You'll explore the factors that inspired and motivated changes to reverse decline as other congregations wrestled with the same issues you're facing: ministry to current members, ministry to the......

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In Dying We Are Born: The Challenge And The Hope For Congregations - Peter Bush

Deeply ingrained in Western culture, and in the minds of most church leaders, is the belief that there is a solution to every problem. Peter bush offers a powerful challenge to this approach, arguing that for new life, energy, and passion to arise......

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If This Is The Way The World Works: Science, Congregations, And Leadership - , Beth Ann Gaede

In If This Is the Way the World Works William O. Avery and Beth Ann Gaede ask two primary questions: First, what principles from science are so broadly accepted that scientists themselves are willing to say, "This is the way the world works"? Seco......

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Greenhouses Of Hope: Congregations Growing Young Leaders Who Will Change The World

Do you know a church where young people regularly shape the liturgy with words that speak their truth in ways that also inspire their elders? Do you hear about congregations that reach out in quirky new ways to their ailing neighborhoods, instead ......

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God's Tapestry: Understanding And Celebrating Differences - William M. Kondrath

Our differences are our greatest blessings and our greatest challenges, maintains William Kondrath, Episcopal priest and seminary professor. Theologically and ecologically, differences foster life and growth, but discord within denominations and c......

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From A Mustard Seed: Enlivening Worship And Music In The Small Church - , Daryl Hollinger

Small congregations can have beautiful worship! In From a Mustard Seed: Enlivening Worship and Music in the Small Church, an experienced pastor-professor and an experienced church musician provide a model for faithful and excellent worship in cong......

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Four Seasons Of Ministry: Gathering A Harvest Of Righteousness - , Katherine Gould Epperly

Ministers often find themselves caught in the day-to-day pressures of leading a congregation and yearn to experience the unfolding of their professional lives from a larger perspective. Four Seasons of Ministry serves as a guide for what you will ......

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Find A Niche And Scratch It: Marketing Your Congregation - Robert L. Perry

Jesus was uniquely adept in the art of "reading" people. He fit his approach to the precise needs and interests of the person with whom he was dealing, and he spoke the cultural language of that individual. In this book, Robert Perry takes what Je......

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Evaluating Ministry: Principles And Processes For Clergy And Congregations - Jill M. Hudson

Grounding evaluation in the theological and organizational context of mission (everyone a minister), Hudson describes case studies of four successful evaluation models that include the whole church. She suggests how "whole church" reviews might re......

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Encounters With The Holy: A Conversational Model For Worship Planning - Barbara Day Miller

Many churches have active worship committees or planning teams, and an abundance of books and resources guide pastors and laity. Encounters with the Holy offers a conversational model of worship planning that was developed to train practitioners t......

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Embracing Diversity: Leadership In Multicultural Congregations - Charles R. Foster

Explore a variety of approaches congregations have taken to embrace differences; identify leadership issues diversity creates in congregations; and discover programmatic suggestions drawn from the experience of multicultural congregations to addre......

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Congregations As Learning Communities: Tools For Shaping Your Future - Dennis G. Campbell

In our rapidly evolving religious scene, congregations that are open to continuous learning and willing to respond to external and internal change, will be the ones that achieve new vitality and health. Dennis Campbell describes what those congreg......

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Community Ministry - Carl S. Dudley

In this era of "faith-based initiatives," congregations increasingly find themselves in the business of establishing and supporting community ministries-daycare for infants and toddlers, respite care for elders, and programs for housing rehab and ......

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Clergy, Retirement, And Wholeness: Looking Forward To The Third Age - Gwen Wagstrom Halaas

What would you wish for in retirement? Good health? Financial Stability? A supportive social community? Retiring well is everyone's goal, but accomplishing this end requires planning and effort. Family physician Gwen Halaas recognizes the challeng......

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