Resource Guides

Resource Guides

Workshop Resources Guides
These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenter, author and consultant Tim Cool. Cool facilitated the workshop Racial Justice and Your Congregation in February and April 2018. For additional resources, contact the… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
Alice Mann of the Alban Institute led the workshop Raising the Roof in Fort Wayne on September 19 and 20, 2007. Raising the Roof explored the size transition from pastoral- to program-size congregations.
Workshop Resources Guides
Raising the Roof is a workshop on size transition with Alice Mann, a senior consultant with the Alban Institute.
Workshop Resources Guides
Pastor, speaker, and writer Doug Pagitt led the workshop Re-imagining the Church in January 2008. The workshop focused on emerging church concepts and explored the idea that the traditional ways of approaching spiritual formation may not be the only… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed by author and consultant Amy Hanson in February 2015. Hanson led the Center for Congregations workshop Reaching and Unleashing Baby Boomers and Beyond. The Center’s mission is to strengthen Indiana congregations by… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
Educator, pastor, and parent Karen Marie Yust explored with participants ways to create a more spiritual world for children. This 2008 workshop was presented in the Greenwood and Fort Wayne. Yust is the author of Real Kids Real Faith: Nurturing… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
Pastor and author Lillian Daniel looks at discovering the practice of testimony in this November 2006 workshop.
Workshop Resources Guides
These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenter, author and consultant Mike McHargue. McHargue facilitated the workshop Reconnecting With Young Adults in September 2017 and April 2018. For additional resources, contact… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource guide was developed as a supplement to the conference, Meaningful Worship in a Changing Culture, presented by the Center and Calvin Institute for Worship.
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-… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement a 2004 gathering of clergy and staff from the Reformed tradition, entitled Engaging God’s World.  This gathering was facilitated by Neil Plantinga, president of Calvin Theological Seminary.
Workshop Resources Guides
Mark Chaves discusses trends in religion and in congregations at this April 1009 workshop. Chaves picked his top resources for those wanting to explore data and information on religious and congregational trends.
Workshop Resources Guides
Alban Institute Consultant Susan Nienaber talked with central and northeast Indiana congregations about navigating transitions and challenges in this January 2010 education event.
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement the Center for Congregations workshop Revitalization, led by author and pastor Molly Phinney Baskette in September 2015. The Center’s mission is to strengthen Indiana congregations by helping them find… continue reading
Sacred Space Resource Guides
Resources for Effective Building Projects
Sacred Space Resource Guides
Resources for Effective Building Projects
Sacred Space Resource Guides
Resources for Effective Building Projects
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed by educator and author Diana Garland, who led the March 2013 workshop, Service and Faith Formation in the Congregation. Garland, Diana. Family Ministry: A Comprehensive Guide (revised edition).  Downers Grove, IL: … continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
In April 2006, pastor and author Ronald C. Williams led the workshop Serving with Style.
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement the Center for Congregations workshop Shaping Youth as Servant Leaders, led by Ritch Hochstetler and Ben Rheinheimer of uLead. This workshop was September 2016. The Center’s mission is to strengthen… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
These resources are the top picks of presenter Andee Marks for the November 2012 workshop Shared Ministry: Strategies for Equipping People to Serve. Cordeiro, Wayne. Doing Church as a Team: The Miracle of Teamwork and How It Transforms Churches.… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
Alice Mann, senior consultant at the Alban Institute, led the 1999 workshop Shepherding the Spiritual Life of Congregations. This resource guide was updated in 2001. 
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… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource guide was developed to supplement the long-term learning event Size Transitions in Congregations, facilitated by Alice Mann, senior consultant with the Alban Institute.
Workshop Resources Guides
Author and pastor Anthony Pappas discussed Small Church Spirituality in this November 2007 and October 2008 workshop.