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  • Reconnecting with Millennials

    Workshop Resources Guides
    These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenter, author and consultant Mike McHargue. McHargue facilitated the workshop Reconnecting With Young Adults in September 2017 and April 2018. For additional resources, contact the Center at 866-307-2381 or check out the Congregational Resource Guide at http://thecrg.org/.
  • Welcoming and Retaining First-Time Guests

    Workshop Resources Guides
    These resources are recommended by Melanie Smollen, founder of the Mystery Guest Program. Smollen facilitated the workshop Welcoming and Retaining First-Time Guests in April 2018. For additional resources, contact the Center at 866-307-2381 or check out the Congregational Resource Guide at https://thecrg.org/.
  • 2016 Annual Report

    Annual Reports
    Welcome to the 2016 annual report of the Center for Congregations. You can read the full report here.
  • 2017 Winter, Education and Grant Initiative Focuses on Mutual Community Ministry

    Centerpiece Newsletter
    This issue of our quarterly Centerpiece newsletter highlights the Community Ministry Grants program, workshops around the state, resources and a column by the Center President Tim Shapiro. Click here to read the full newsletter.
  • 2017 Autumn, Autumn Workshops Offer Something for Everyone

    Centerpiece Newsletter
    Heading into autumn, the Center for Congregations features a variety of workshops for everyone. This issue of Centerpiece highlights these education offerings, as well as resources you can use and the Centerview column by our President Tim Shapiro. Click here to see the full newsletter.

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  • Supporting and Encouraging Creativity in Congregations

    Workshop Resources Guides
    These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenter, pastor and artistic director Lisa Cole Smith. Smith facilitated this workshop in October 2016. For more resources, contact the Center at 866-307-2381 or check out the Congregational Resource Guide at http://thecrg.org/.
  • Working with Architects

    Using Resources
    Working successfully with an architect depends upon cooperation, thoughtful consideration, prayerful planning, research, and adherence to timelines and budgets. Although challenges are inherent to any architectural project, these barriers can be minimized with good planning, open lines of communication, and an on-going awareness of the true goals… continue reading
  • Using Facilities Assessments

    Using Resources
    How much longer will our roof last? Are we using the most efficient heating and cooling system? What are the first steps to begin the renovation process on that old education wing? Congregations are often full of questions about how to best maintain and repair their sacred spaces. From the nuts and bolts of a good electrical system to the more… continue reading