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  • Recruiting Volunteers

    Workshop Resources Guides
    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 866-307-2381 or check out the Congregational Resource Guide at http://thecrg.org/.
  • Leading Your Congregation in the Midst of Change

    Workshop Resources Guides
    These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenter, Duke Divinity School’s David Odom. Odom facilitated this workshop in September 2016. For more resources, contact the Center at 866-307-2381 or check out the Congregational Resource Guide at http://thecrg.org/.
  • 2016 Winter, Engaging Young Adults Initiative Promotes Education, Grants

    Centerpiece Newsletter
    Engaging young adults is a priority for congregations. As we talk with Indiana faith leaders about challenges and opportunities, the topic of young adults — millennials, adults in their 20s and 30s — is more and more part of the conversation. Whether the primary topic is worship or faith formation, a website or a building program, the question of… continue reading
  • Millennials and Social Movements

    Workshop Resources Guides
    This resource list was developed to supplement the Center for Congregations workshop Millennials and Social Movements, led by author and researcher Derrick Feldmann. This workshop was March and November 2016. The Center’s mission is to strengthen Indiana congregations by helping them find and use the best resources to address their challenges and… continue reading
  • Thriving Teams: Promoting Good Leadership, Creativity and Accomplishment

    Workshop Resources Guides
    These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenter and leadership development advisor Rev. Dr. Aleze Fulbright. Fulbright 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://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