Resource Guides

Resource Guides

Workshop Resources Guides
Gary McIntosh invites leaders to take a look at their congregations through the eyes of a first-time guest. How do visitors see your congregation? How were they welcomed and greeted? What might hold them back from a second visit? McIntosh led this… continue reading
PowerPoint #1 from Gary McIntosh's October 2011 workshop
PowerPoint #2 from Gary McIntosh's October 2011 workshop
PowerPoint #3 from Gary McIntosh's October 2011 workshop
PowerPoint #4 from Gary McIntosh's October 2011 workshop
PowerPoint #5 from Gary McIntosh's October 2011 workshop
Workshop Resources Guides
Center staffers Tim Shapiro and Nancy DeMott facilitated this workshop on congregational planning and thinking and acting strategically. Here are their top resource picks. Team Building Rendle, Gil.  Behavioral Covenants in Congregations:  A… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement the September 2014 workshop, Adaptive Congregations: Finding Your Unique Identity and Purpose, led by Karen Vannoy and John Flowers. Nixon, Paul. I Refuse to Lead a Dying Church! Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
In April 2004, Diana Butler Bass led this workshop on Adult Faith Formation: Creating Vital Congregations of Learning and Practice.
Workshop Resources Guides
Author and director of the Oregon Writing Project, Nan Phifer led participants to explore sacred spaces through words in the workshop Architecture to Transcend.
Workshop Resources Guides
Alban Institute Senior Consultant Susan Beaumont led this Northeast workshop, Assessing Change Readiness, in October 2005.
Workshop Resources Guides
In January 2004, pastor Lynne Baab discussed Beating Burnout in Congregations.
Workshop Resources Guides
Randy Frazee led this workshop on Beyond Small Groups to Connecting Community in 2002. He is the author of The Connecting Church: Beyond Small Groups to Connecting Community.
Workshop Resources Guides
Cynthia Woolever and Deborah Bruce recommend these resources in connection with their workshop, Beyond the Ordinary. This workshop reveals the findings of the U.S. Congregational Life Survey and how congregational leaders can utilize the information… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
Pastor and author Dennis Bickers led this workshop about the joys and challenges of being a bivocational pastor.
Workshop Resources Guides
These resources will help your congregation develop and strengthen the leadership of boards and committees.
Workshop Resources Guides
This study guide is a resource companion to the film, Bonhoeffer. The film is the story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor, pacifist and Nazi resister.
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement the Center for Congregations workshop Bringing New Life to Your Congregation, led by pastor, author and educator Kirk Byron Jones. This workshop was February 2016. The Center’s mission is to strengthen… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
Hedda Sharapan, associate producer with Family Communications and “ambassador” for Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, led participants in a fun, hands-on Neighborhood Build activity and discussed the ministry of Fred Rogers. This event was presented in… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
In 1998, Alban Institute Consultant Terry Foland led this workshop on small congregations. This resource guide was updated in 2000.
Workshop Resources Guides
A supplement to the workshop Relating to Contractors: How to Manage Repair and Renovation Projects, this guide includes resources recommended by Inspired Partnerships, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that assists congregations in the care… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
A supplement to the workshop Relating to Contractors: How to Manage Repair and Renovation Projects, this guide includes resources recommended by Inspired Partnerships, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that assists congregations in the care… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
A supplement to the workshop Relating to Contractors: How to Manage Repair and Renovation Projects, this guide includes resources recommended by Inspired Partnerships, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that assists congregations in the care… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
A supplement to the workshop Relating to Contractors: How to Manage Repair and Renovation Projects, this guide includes resources recommended by Inspired Partnerships, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that assists congregations in the care… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
Celebrating Congregations was an invitational event led by Center staff in Southern Indiana. These resources will help congregations focus on their strengths as they plan for the future.