Resource Guides

Workshop Resources Guides

Workshop Resources Guides
Mobilizing Lay Ministry was facilitated by Sue Mallory, the executive director of  Leadership Training Network and supporting author of the Starter Kit for Mobilizing Ministry. 
Workshop Resources Guides
In October 2009, Diana Garland talked with congregational leaders about Nurturing Faith and Family Life. She led participants in exploring how to develop a vibrant ministry to and through families, expanding on her idea that community service is… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement the 1998 workshop, Nurturing Faith at Home,  led by Bradley Wigger, director of the Center for Congregations and Family Ministry at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. This resource guide was updated in… continue reading
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Eugene Roehlkepartain and Jim Conway of the Search Institute facilitated this1998 workshop. The resource guide was updated in 2000.
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These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations staffer Doug Hanner. Hanner facilitated this workshop in November 2016. For more resources, contact the Center at 866-307-2381 or check out the Congregational Resource Guide at http://… continue reading
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These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenter fundraising leader and congregational consultant Rob Henson. Henson facilitated the workshop Planned Giving Strategies for Congregations in October and November 2015 and… continue reading
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The workshop Practicing Our Faith in Your Congregation was led by Dorothy Bass, director of the Valparaiso Project on the Education and Formation of People in Faith, and Craig Dykstra, vice president for Religion at Lilly Endowment Inc. Dorothy Bass… continue reading
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Mathematics instructor, author and doodler Sybil MacBeth explored Praying in Color. The Center for Congregations presented this workshop three times - in October 2007 as part of the Spirit and Place Festival, then again in September 2008 in… continue reading
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Educator and author Claire Wolfteich discussed the use of prayer in addressing challenging social issues. The workshop, Praying with Purpose: Connecting Your Faith to the Wider World, took place in March of 2008 and again in November 2008. Wolfteich… continue reading
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This resource list was developed to supplement the 2001 workshop Preaching with Passion and Purpose.  Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith, executive director of the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis, led a class on Passionate Preaching in a… continue reading
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This resource list was developed to supplement the 2001 workshop Preaching with Passion and Purpose.  Dr. Gardner Taylor, a presenter and senior pastor emeritus of Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York, recommends the following resources for… continue reading
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This resource list was developed to supplement the 2001 workshop Preaching with Passion and Purpose. Dr. Brad Braxton, a workshop presenter and assistant professor of Homiletics and Biblical Studies at Wake Forest Divinity School, recommends the… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement the 2001 workshop Preaching with Passion and Purpose.
Workshop Resources Guides
Raising the Roof is a workshop on size transition with Alice Mann, a senior consultant with the Alban Institute.
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Alice Mann of the Alban Institute led the workshop Raising the Roof in Fort Wayne on September 19 and 20, 2007. Raising the Roof explored the size transition from pastoral- to program-size congregations.
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Pastor, speaker, and writer Doug Pagitt led the workshop Re-imagining the Church in January 2008. The workshop focused on emerging church concepts and explored the idea that the traditional ways of approaching spiritual formation may not be the only… continue reading
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This resource list was developed by author and consultant Amy Hanson in February 2015. Hanson led the Center for Congregations workshop Reaching and Unleashing Baby Boomers and Beyond. The Center’s mission is to strengthen Indiana congregations by… continue reading
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Educator, pastor, and parent Karen Marie Yust explored with participants ways to create a more spiritual world for children. This 2008 workshop was presented in the Greenwood and Fort Wayne. Yust is the author of Real Kids Real Faith: Nurturing… continue reading
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Pastor and author Lillian Daniel looks at discovering the practice of testimony in this November 2006 workshop.
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This resource guide was developed as a supplement to the conference, Meaningful Worship in a Changing Culture, presented by the Center and Calvin Institute for Worship.
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These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations staffers working on the Community Ministry Grant program. The list was developed in 2016 to provide resources on volunteer recruitment. For more resources, contact the Center at 866-307-… continue reading
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This resource list was developed to supplement a 2004 gathering of clergy and staff from the Reformed tradition, entitled Engaging God’s World.  This gathering was facilitated by Neil Plantinga, president of Calvin Theological Seminary.
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Mark Chaves discusses trends in religion and in congregations at this April 1009 workshop. Chaves picked his top resources for those wanting to explore data and information on religious and congregational trends.
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Alban Institute Consultant Susan Nienaber talked with central and northeast Indiana congregations about navigating transitions and challenges in this January 2010 education event.
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This resource list was developed to supplement the Center for Congregations workshop Revitalization, led by author and pastor Molly Phinney Baskette in September 2015. The Center’s mission is to strengthen Indiana congregations by helping them find… continue reading