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"The Learning Congregation" Workshop

Congregational leaders, staff, members and parishioners need to learn new skills all the time. Such are the challenges of congregational life. "The Learning Congregation" is a workshop presented by the... read more >

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Workshop on "The Virtue of Dialogue"

The Center for Congregations offers several workshops and events throughout the year for Indiana congregations, and provides resources and workshop materials to the public on its website. During the workshop, The... read more >

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Creating positive change by working together

To help congregations embrace change based in their strengths and positive attributes, the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, dedicated to supporting and strengthening Indiana congregations, hosted the Flourishing Congregations initiative. The... read more >

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Starting a new church: advice, experts and support

The Indianapolis Center for Congregations, dedicated to supporting and strengthening Indiana congregations, prepared a special report that catalogs practical resources on the topic of new congregation development. The free PDF... read more >

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Engaging the community in your missional church

Recognizing that in today’s post-Christian, multicultural society the church is no longer at the center of its community so they need a new way to engage the gospel, the congregation... read more >

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Resource: How Your Congregation Learns

When a congregation decides to begin something new or needs to make changes, its members are called upon to think and behave in ways they have not yet learned, according... read more >

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Impacting the neighborhood around your church

Congregations have an enormous impact on their surrounding communities by providing public ministry, neighborhood programs, space availability and more, says director of Partners for Sacred Spaces Elizabeth Terry. Properly understanding your... read more >

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Finding and keeping your greatest asset: volunteers

Volunteers are a valuable asset to any organization but most especially to a faith community. National speaker and volunteer manager Andee Marks led a workshop on shared ministry for the... read more >

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Motivating students through real-world problem-solving

Active learning and problem-based learning are increasingly being adopted in higher educational by teachers in order to create a more engaged learning atmosphere where students collaborate to solve a real... read more >

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Expert advice on being an effective board chair

Knowledge of and experience in governing, an effective professional relationship with the school’s president, and the ability to practice oversight in governance are key skills of an effective board chair,... read more >

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Children's Faith, Doubt and Silence

During a three-year longitudinal study launched by the Fuller Youth Institute, a parent with three post–high school...

Sermons For Those Struggling with Depression

On Sunday, before worshippers at Washington's National Cathedral, Michael Gerson, Washington Post columnist, delivered...

Lilly Endowment Launchs the Seventh Phase of its Giving Indiana Funds

"Last fall, Lilly Endowment launched the seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative (GIFT VII),...

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