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Strategic Planning: What We’ve Learned

Congregational vitality is greatly enhanced by regular cyclical moments of strategic planning. And every congregation needs to re-evaluate its direction and intention as it approaches the crucial 40-year mark in its life cycle. This paper and accompanying resources, provided by the Center for Congregations, distills the strategic planning process and the lessons gleaned from consultants that can help make strategic planning successful. The Center for Congregations is an Indianapolis-based organization that supports faith communities by offering advice, workshops, speakers, resources and events in Indianapolis and online.

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A Piano for Christmas

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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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