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Selecting the Right Congregational Management Software

If you are considering the purchase of a Congregational Management Software (CMS) program, you need to match the program with your church needs and culture. This helpful resource, offered by... read more >

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How to Raise Volunteers; Avoid Indentured Servants

Synagogues, and all congregations, reward successful volunteers with more opportunities to volunteer. Although people do not usually volunteer for personal recognition and gain, appreciation, recognition and celebration of their gifts... read more >

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Best Practices for Technology Use

Every congregation that yearns to be vibrant in the 21st century needs to embrace technology. Technology has become an indispensable element in congregational effectiveness. This article outlines some best practices... read more >

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10 Lessons for Sacred Space Projects

Buildings communicate a congregation’s beliefs about worship, identity, purpose and more. This message can either reinforce or detract from a congregation’s mission. To assure your congregation’s renovation or building project... read more >

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Using Technology to Communicate within a Synagogue

Used indiscriminately, technology can create distance among congregation members and staff. Used skillfully, it can be a valuable tool to help congregations keep track of their most precious resources –... read more >

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Selecting a Bible Software Package

Bible software packages abound and no single one is best or right for all congregations. The Center for Congregations offers numerous technology resources, including a brief article in which technology writer... read more >

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Mainline Christian and Jewish Decline not Foreordained

In a November, 2006 blog Rabbi Aaron Spiegel compared mainline Christian decline to that of Judaism. He cited evidence that the difficulty facing mainline Christianity is not so much a... read more >

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Using Technology to Support Congregational Goals

What is the least technology you need to achieve the most for your congregation? How do you decide which technological advances to integrate and which to pass by? Using the... read more >

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Technology and Web Use for Congregations

Most people think that blogging is of interest only to the MTV crowd, like hip-hop, IM, or ringtones, Brian Bailey writes in his book, "The Blogging Church." They couldn’t be... read more >

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Transcending Negative Trends

Focusing on the positive qualities of the congregation rather than dwelling on the problems and weaknesses can transform members' perspectives and mobilize them to think and act differently regarding the... read more >

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Faith and Work

Industry leaders, CEOs, and trustees from the Fuller community reflect on evolving opportunities at the intersection of...

Is America a Christian Nation? Should it Be?

“Christianity, or any branch of it, loses its Christian character when its self-proclaimed supporters outnumber and...

Reflective Leadership Grants Offer Christian Leaders "Balcony Time"

"Balcony time" is to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps. Clergy or lay leaders...

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