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Congregational Stories

Congregational Stories
A comment on Facebook seen by someone who is browsing the internet at 3 a.m. could change that person’s life, says George Wiley, communications director at Heartland Church. This is one of the reasons many Indiana congregations use technology and… continue reading
Congregational Stories
When members of Carmel's Seventh Day Adventist Church outgrew their modest worship facility, they contacted the Center for Congregations and Andrews University's School of Architecture, Art & Design for help. The result was an effective resource… continue reading
Congregational Stories
Many Indianapolis congregation members are practicing their faith by reaching outside their doors to meet the emotional, spiritual and often basic needs of food, clothing and shelter in their communities. The congregations vary in size, location and… continue reading
Congregational Stories
Positive Change Processes such as Appreciative Inquiry, World Café and Asset Mapping focus on assets, best moments, and the positive core of congregations. In the Center for Congregations events Flourishing Congregations and Life Together,… continue reading
Congregational Stories
It's not attending a conference together that makes a difference. It's the lively conversation on the car ride home that gets the ball rolling. This is what a group from Christ Community Church in Carmel discovered after going to a leadership… continue reading
Congregational Stories
Congregations take an introspective look, as they explore marketing and communications. To read the full report, click here.
Congregational Stories
Father Henry Kuykendall, priest at Nativity Catholic Church in Evansville, will never forget November 4th and the party that marked his 70th birthday. The celebration was awesome - his word - and not just because of the scores of well-wishers, the… continue reading
Congregational Stories
Whenever Pastor Deb Davis announces plans for a field trip, members of the confirmation class at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Angola know they're in for an adventure. Past destinations have included the Holocaust Museum in… continue reading