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  • 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.
  • Singing to Strengthen Community

    Workshop Resources Guides
    These resources are recommended by Pam Blevins Hinkle, who facilitated the workshop Singing to Strengthen Community: Paperless Singing in Worship and Beyond in April 2019. For additional resources, contact the Center at 866-307-2381 or check out the Congregational Resource Guide at https://thecrg.org/.
  • Listening to Millennials: Surviving and Thriving in a Changing Culture

    Workshop Resources Guides
    These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenter and cultural analyst John Seel, who facilitated the workshop Listening to Millennials in September 2018 and April 2019. For additional resources, contact the Center at 866-307-2381 or check out the Congregational Resource Guide at http://thecrg.org/.
  • Conversation Skills for Healthy Relationships in a Digital Age

    Workshop Resources Guides
    These resources are recommended by ULEAD’s chief ideation trailblazer for ULEAD Ritch Hochstetler, who facilitated the workshop Conversation Skills for Healthy Relationships in a Digital Age in March 2019. For additional resources, contact the Center at 866-307-2381 or check out the Congregational Resource Guide at https://thecrg.org/.

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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