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Wise Use of Management Software

Keeping track of a vital, bustling congregation can be a challenge. From emails and committee meetings to directory photos and contribution records, the task of maintaining up-to-date information is monumental.... read more >

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Conducting a Facilities Assessment

Congregations are often uncertain about how best to maintain and repair their sacred spaces. A thorough professional assessment of your facilities will provide crucial information about your building’s condition. It... read more >

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Wise Use of Fundraising Consultants

Growth, expansion, remodeling, and repairs often require generating new money. Professional fundraising consultants can use their expertise to bring a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment to a congregation's efforts. However,... read more >

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Making the Most of your Grant

Get the most out of a grant application and program implementation process. This two-page article by the Center for Congregations discusses ways to benefit from preparing to apply, applying for,... read more >

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Group Processes That Create Positive Change

Group process programs such as Asset Mapping, Appreciative Inquiry, World Café, and Open Space Technology are gaining momentum as congregations look for ways to emphasize and utilize their strengths to... read more >

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Use Books For Change

This helpful article discusses ways to use books as resources for congregational education and church change. For guidance on identifying appropriate book resources, adapting the book to your setting, conducting... read more >

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Resources for Working with Consultants

Leading a faith community is a complex process. Fundraising, strategic planning, mission statements, and goals are all part of the business that sometimes requires external assistance. A professional consultant can... read more >

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Strategic Planning Resources

Strategic planning is an intentional and ongoing process by which congregational leaders identify future priorities for their congregation based on its mission and take the steps necessary to implement those... read more >

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Resources for Working with Contractors

A construction project is a huge undertaking for a church. Plans, architects, contractors, blueprints, and budgets are just a few of the many intricate facets involved. Developing and maintaining a... read more >

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Plethora of Congregational Resources

The "Using Resources" series of publications by the Center for Congregations is designed to help congregations make the most effective use of their assets and resources, things like capital funds,... read more >

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What Brings You Happiness?

At Harvard Business Review, why the pursuit of money isn't bringing you joy -- and what will. [Read more]. "If there...

Communion Wafers: The Fine Art of Faith and Breadmaking

"The Order of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, or simply Carmelites, is a Roman Catholic...

Indiana Media Expands with Lily Foundation Help

WFYI Public Media and the eight other Indiana Public Broadcasting stations that make up IPB News will soon be hiring...

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