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  • 2019 Winter Centerpiece, Dream big!

    Centerpiece Newsletter
    The 2019 winter issue of the Centerpiece newsletter features highlights from The Art of the Flourishing Congregations event, plus workshops and resources of interest to congregations like yours. Read more...
  • 2019 Autumn Centerpiece, Getting results through positive change practices

    Centerpiece Newsletter
    Check out this issue of the Center for Congregations quarterly newsletter. This edition features resources, workshops and stories of how congregations are using positive change practices. See the full newsletter here.
  • Challenges in Youth Ministry

    Workshop Resources Guides
    The Youth Cartel’s Mark Oestreicher explores teen challenges and how you can help them grow. These resources are recommended by Mark, who led the workshop Challenges in Youth Ministry in 2020.
  • 2019 Summer Centerpiece, The Art of the Flourishing Congregation Explores the Positive

    Centerpiece Newsletter
    You're invited to the Center's signature gathering, The Art of the Flourishing Congregation. You can learn more about this conference and other educational events in this issue of Centerpiece. Click here to see the entire newsletter.
  • 2018 Annual Report

    Annual Reports
    Welcome to the 2018 Annual Report from the Center for Congregations. This report explores the stories of four Indiana congregations which experienced success and renewal using their own creativity, with a little help from the Center. The report also includes statistics and financial information for 2018. Click here to see the full report.

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  • Supporting and Encouraging Creativity in Congregations

    Workshop Resources Guides
    These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenter, pastor and artistic director Lisa Cole Smith. Smith facilitated this workshop in October 2016. For more resources, contact the Center at 866-307-2381 or check out the Congregational Resource Guide at http://thecrg.org/.
  • Working with Architects

    Using Resources
    Working successfully with an architect depends upon cooperation, thoughtful consideration, prayerful planning, research, and adherence to timelines and budgets. Although challenges are inherent to any architectural project, these barriers can be minimized with good planning, open lines of communication, and an on-going awareness of the true goals… continue reading
  • Using Facilities Assessments

    Using Resources
    How much longer will our roof last? Are we using the most efficient heating and cooling system? What are the first steps to begin the renovation process on that old education wing? Congregations are often full of questions about how to best maintain and repair their sacred spaces. From the nuts and bolts of a good electrical system to the more… continue reading