- The Season of Stewardship
For many congregations, fall is the season for the annual fund drive, often known as the stewardship campaign. We, at the Center for Congregations… continue reading
- Making Small Groups Work
New small groups are starting every day in congregations. So many churches, parishes, synagogues and faith communities provide meaningful small… continue reading
- What's New?
What’s new in the religious landscape?
There are big research studies that answer that question and offer helpful and very reliable data.… continue reading
- Who Likes Conflict?
Who likes conflict? I know we are taught that being conflict-avoidant is a personality flaw. On the other hand, who would want to be part of a… continue reading
- Congregational Trends
The President of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Dr. Michael Jinkins, recently wrote a blog about congregational trends that… continue reading
- Science Sharpens the Faith
For many, science and theology just don’t mix. Yet, that conversation recently started to change.
With the help of the John Templeton… continue reading
- Volunteering and Action
The Center for Congregations is pleased to offer this course, led by Group’s Equipping Institute, to congregations in Indiana in 2015-16. This… continue reading
- Empathy and Sympathy
This video by Brene’ Brown provides a visual representation of the difference between empathy and sympathy. Watch it. You will see yourself in it… continue reading
- Strategic Planning Made Simple
What is it? Why is it critical? What are the basic steps?
Many congregational leaders know they need strategic planning, but encounter… continue reading
- Visual Learning Helpful to Congregations
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a pre-recorded webinar worth? I’m not sure, but I am finding helpful webinars for resourcing… continue reading