Resource Guides

Workshop Resources Guides

Workshop Resources Guides
Minister, author and educator Deborah Kapp discussed worship and congregational life in this 2010 workshop.
Workshop Resources Guides
This expanded resource guide is a compilation of local and national resources to support clergy and congregational leaders as they handle the everyday challenges of financial issues. The guide includes sections on congregational finance, faith and… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
Keith Crouch and Russell Maddox of the National Center for Church Architecture explored Effective Leadership for Building Projects in 2009 and 2010 at workshops in Fort Wayne, Zionsville, Evansville and New Albany.
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement the 2014 workshop, Effective Mission Work: Empowering Those We Serve, led by Robert D. Lupton, a leader in Christian community development. Corbett, Steve and Brian Fikkert. When Helping Hurts: How to… continue reading
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The emerging church phenomenon is perhaps the most significant congregational trend of our day. Author and educator Eddie Gibbs explored the emerging church with a group in Fort Wayne on Thursday, October 11, 2007.
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement the 2000 workshop Leadership for Emerging Leaders. The workshop was led by Lisa A. Bing, president of Bing Consulting Group; and Gary V. Simpson, senior pastor of The Concord Baptist Church of Christ in… continue reading
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Youth Minister Tony Jones led this 2005 workshop on youth ministry and how it is affected by postmodernism, globalization, and the emerging church.
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In January 2009, educator Phyllis Wezeman shared with congregations the Rotation Sunday School Model - the method of utilizing various mediums to teach Bible stories to children.
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement a 2000 workshop, Energy Conservation in Houses of Worship, sponsored by the Center and led by Andrew Rudin and Inspired Partnerships, a Chicago-based not-for-profit organization that assists… continue reading
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Dr. Michael Dash facilitated the workshop Engaging in Faithful Ministry in January 2011. These are his top resource picks. 
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These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenter, consultant, educator and author John Roberto. Roberto facilitated the workshop Envisioning and Designing 21st Century Faith Formation in April 2016. For additional… continue reading
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These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenter, author and consultant Vonna Laue. Laue facilitated the workshop Essentials of Congregational Finance in February 2017. For additional resources, contact the Center at… continue reading
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These resources are recommended by Tim Shapiro, Center for Congregations president and workshop presenter. Shapiro facilitated the workshop Exceptional Program Planning in June 2017. For additional resources, contact the Center at 866-307-2381 or… continue reading
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In this October 2010 workshop, Richard Gentzler helped resource leaders in their ministries with older adults. The workshop was presented in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.
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Pastors Heidi Neumark and Richard Lindvall discussed The Real Life of Congregations in this 2005 workshop.
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The Externally Focused Church was presented by Eric Swanson of Leadership Network. This 2005 workshop explored the importance of outreach and a church's impact on its community.
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Eric Swanson discussed outreach and community ministry in this October 2010 workshop in Evansville and Seymour.
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These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenter, author and consultant Tim Cool. Cool facilitated the workshop Facility Stewardship: Dreaming, Planning, Building, Sustaining in April 2017. For additional resources,… continue reading
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This resource list was developed to supplement the 1999 conference Families, Faith and Congregations, sponsored by the Center. This resource guide was updated in 2001.
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Southern Baptist pastor and denominational leader Robert Perry discusses Finding Your Niche. This 2005 workshop focused on sound marketing principles, identifying strengths and needs, and developing strategies for effective ministry.
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The Flourishing Congregations: Moving from Dreams to Reality gatherings led participants to share stories, look at the positive core of congregations, and find ways to move toward positive change through Appreciative Inquiry, Asset Mapping, World… continue reading
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This resource list was developed to supplement the workshop, Four Doorways to Deepening Worship, led by musician, composer and worship consultant Adam Kukuk in March 2014. Castle, Suzanne and Andra Moran. Brim: Creative Overflow in Worship Design.… continue reading
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This resource list was developed to supplement the December 2013 workshop, Fulfilled Leadership: Empowering Congregational Leaders through Stillness, Awareness and Playfulness, led by pastor, educator and author Kirk Byron Jones. Gray, Dave, Sunni… continue reading
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This resource list was developed to supplement the November 2014 workshop, Funding Your Ministry Projects, led by executive strategist and non-profit leader Aimée Laramore McKitrick, Melanie A.; J. Shawn Landres; Mark Ottoni-Wilhelm; and Amir D.… continue reading
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This resource list was developed to supplement the 2001 workshop, Giving and Stewardship,  led by Dr. Kennon Callahan, a respected church consultant, pastor, theologian, seminar leader, researcher, teacher, and author.