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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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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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Creating a Space for Children and Youth

Recognizing the importance of reaching out to the next generation, many congregations have put their energies into building Family Life Centers. The Center for Congregations' report, Congregations and Family Life Centers,... read more >

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Fostering Spiritual Growth: Three Approaches

Congregations are always looking for different ways and following varied paths to help members grow in their faith. The Center for Congregations, an Indianapolis-based organization that offers resources to churches to help them... read more >

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Break Through Your Membership Glass Ceiling

While growth is exciting, it can be difficult if it's done without proper planning. In a workshop sponsored by the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, an organization that assists Indianapolis congregations in... read more >

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Improve Judicatory Support for Churches

Middle judicatories need to become missionaries to their shrinking congregations to help local churches reverse their declines. This excerpt from Transforming Regional Bodies identifies effective, proven strategies that middle judicatories... read more >

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What Research Shows about Vitality in Mainline Protestantism

Membership decline in mainline Protestant churches began in the mid-1960s and has continued into the present, resulting in a loss of nearly one third of members since 1965. However, conservative... read more >

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Question Bank for Congregational Surveys

This web page on the website of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research offers a compilation of questions used by professional surveyors to gather information from congregations. Questions cover both... 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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Tue, Apr 30, 2019 - 09:00 am
Harbor The Pepperdine Bible Lectures April 30-May 3, 2019

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