Resource Guides

Resource Guides

Workshop Resources Guides
Leading Change in Congregations was led by congregational consultant and author Gil Rendle in April 2002.
Workshop Resources Guides
Effective leaders can help congregations face the conflicts that come from the changing world in which we live and discover the vitality of reform and new life.  Dan Moseley, author of several books and professor of practical parish ministry… continue reading
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… continue reading
Life Together
Developed for the Life Together Grants Initiative, this booklet contains recommended resources for congregations thinking and acting strategically.
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… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
These resources were chosen by workshop facilitator, author, speaker and consultant Barbara Newman to supplement the April 2013 workshop, Making Room: Cultivating Communities of Inclusion with Children and Youth with Disabilities. Newman, Barbara J… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
Tim Eason, a leader in the area of technology and worship, facilitated the workshop Media Ministry in February of 2006.
Workshop Resources Guides
Scott Thumma talks about his research on Megachurches - what these churches are and are not, why they are thriving, and what churches of all sizes can learn from these giants.
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… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement the 2004 Ministry by Strength workshop with presenter Sue Nilson, director of Ministries at Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Tipp City, Ohio.
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These resources are the top picks of presenter Ivy Beckwith, who led the September 2012 workshop Ministry for the 21st Century Child. Beckwith, Ivy. Formational Children's Ministry: Shaping Children Using Story, Ritual, and Relationship. Grand… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
The 1998 workshop How to Mobilize Church Volunteers was led by Marlene Wilson of Volunteer Management Associates.  Wilson is internationally known as one of the foremost authorities and dynamic trainers in the field of volunteer management. This… continue reading
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
Workshop Resources Guides
Eugene Roehlkepartain and Jim Conway of the Search Institute facilitated this1998 workshop. The resource guide was updated in 2000.
Workshop Resources Guides
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
Workshop Resources Guides
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
Workshop Resources Guides
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
Workshop Resources Guides
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
Workshop Resources Guides
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
Workshop Resources Guides
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.