Resource Guides

Resource Guides

Workshop Resources Guides
Anthony Pappas led Inside the Small Church in 2003.
Workshop Resources Guides
These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenter Karl Vaters, founder of newsmallchurch.com. Vaters facilitated this workshop in April 2017. For more resources, contact the Center at 866-307-2381 or check out the… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
These resources are the top picks by workshop presenter Meredith Gould for the March 2014 workshop Social Media and Congregational Communications. Gould, Meredith. The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News in New Ways. Collegeville, MN:… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenters Nick Buck and Ray Mills of Christian Theological Seminary’s New Media Project. Buck and Mills facilitated this workshop in March 2017. For more resources, contact the… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
You can download Doug Pagitt's top resource picks to help congregational leaders utilize social networking. Pagitt facilitated the Center for Congregations workshop Social Media for Congregational Leaders in Greenwood and Dyer in May 2011. 
Workshop Resources Guides
These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenter, multi-site pioneer and church merger specialist Jim Tomberlin. Tomberlin facilitated the workshop Space Solutions to Revitalization: The Multi-Site Movement in January… continue reading
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These resources are the top picks by workshop presenter Donald Zimmer for the February 2012 workshop Spiritual Foundations of Congregational Leadership. Benefiel, Margaret. The Soul of a Leader: Finding Your Path to Success and Fulfillment. New… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
George Bullard discussed the Spiritual Strategic Journey of congregations at this February 2008 workshop.
Workshop Resources Guides
In 2002, the Center presented Spirituality and the Business of the Congregation. The workshop was led by Karen-Marie Yust, assistant professor of Christian Education and director of the M.A. program in Christian Education at Christian Theological… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
Author Christian Piatt picked these top resources for congregational leaders interested in connecting with today's technologically-saavy audience. Piatt led workshops in February 2009 in Indianapolis and Seymour.
Workshop Resources Guides
These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenter and facility specialist Nathan Parr, who facilitated the workshop Staying Safe in September 2018 and March 2019. For more resources, contact the Center at 866-307-2381 or… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement the February 2013 workshop, Stepping Up To Supervision, sponsored by the Center and led by Alban Institute Senior Consultant Susan Beaumont. Blanchard, Ken, John P. Carlos and Alan Randolph. The 3 Keys… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
These resources are the top picks by workshop presenter Kara Powell for the December 2012 workshop Sticky Faith: Understanding Why Youth and Young Adults Stay in Church. Joiner, Reggie. Think Orange: Imagine the Impact When Church and Family… continue reading
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Alban Institute consultants Kathryn Palen and Susan Beaumont led this 2005 workshop.
Workshop Resources Guides
These resources are recommended by June Miller, leader in non-profit development and strategic planning. Miller  facilitated the workshop Strategic Planning You Can Use in March 2018. For additional resources, contact the Center at 866-307-2381 or… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
The 1999 workshop Strengthening Congregational Leadership was facilitated by Calvin Pressley, Executive Director of the Institute of Church Administration and Management. This resource guide was updated in 2000.
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… continue reading
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Youth leader Mark DeVries facilitated the workshop Sustainable Youth Ministry.
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These resources are recommended by author and educator Israel Galindo, who facilitated the workshop Teaching to Transform in September 2017. For additional resources, contact the Center at 866-307-2381 or check out the Congregational Resource Guide… continue reading
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Daryl Cripe and Steve Clark of Grace Community Church in Noblesville, Indiana, shared with congregations what they have learned using worship and production technology. Grace is a local leader in technology use in a congregation. This workshop was… continue reading
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Center for Congregations staffers Aaron Spiegel and Nancy Armstrong discussed technology in today's congregation at this March 2008 workshop.
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement the workshop, Telling the Story: Congregations and Media, led by Art Cribbs, a pastor and the president of Pacific Media Ministry.
Workshop Resources Guides
This resource list was developed to supplement the Center for Congregations workshop The Art of Bible Storying, led by Michael Novelli, who develops interactive resources, curriculum, experiences and events to help students, educators and youth… continue reading
Presentations
The emerging church phenomenon is perhaps the most significant congregational trend of our day. Author and educator Eddie Gibbs explored the emerging church with a group in Fort Wayne on Thursday, October 11, 2007.Please note, this presentation is… continue reading
Workshop Resources Guides
In May 2009, David Ray explored with participants the theological appreciation for small churches and how these congregations are critical players in the religious landscape. Ray recommended these resources.