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Transformation Resources That Best Fit Your Church

As a result of listening to congregational leaders describe their experiences, the Indianapolis Center for Congregations has come to believe that many resources offered to congregations do not match the... read more >

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Fitting Buildings to Congregations

Whether yours is a new congregation making decisions about when, where and what to build, or a long-established church prioritizing repairs and renovations, a simple 3-stage process will clarify your... read more >

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Addressing Financial Concerns in Uncertain Times

As the economy slowly improves, congregational leaders continue to provide pastoral care related to unemployment and financial stress. The Indianapolis Center for Congregations held a workshop, inviting church leaders to discuss and share... read more >

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Computer Products Congregations Use

The Indianapolis Center for Congregations offers a brief survey of congregational management software used by faith communities, including trends in web-based services, new products, and online security. The Center for Congregations... read more >

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95 Theses of Church Technology

Rich Melheim, founder of Faith Inkubators, has boiled down the importance of technology to congregations into the “95 Melheimian Theses of Church Technology,” an article on the website of the... read more >

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What Congregations Think About Social Networking

An unscientific 2009 survey of 175 congregations, provided some interesting results, according to the Center for Congregations. Two-thirds of congregations do not have a MySpace or Facebook group, 87 percent... read more >

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30 Ways to Use Twitter

Many congregations are eager to learn what Twitter can do for them; others haven’t even considered the possibilities. The article, "I Twitter.  Do you?" on the website of the Center... read more >

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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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A Piano for Christmas

It’s never too early for a great Christmas ad. This is from the folks at John Lewis in Great Britain, who every year...

Can Religion Unite America?

    Calling out racism in American churches, David Gushee, the outgoing president of the American Academy of...

Are American's Religious Communities Unique?

Two-thirds of U.S. Christians pray daily, compared with a median of just 18 percent of Christians across 15 countries...

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