- Insights Into: Attracting and Keeping Members
In all voluntary organizations, growth and vitality are a result of twin processes: recruitment and retention. This publication offers research, insights and resources to help clergy, seminarians and congregational leaders deal constructively with integrating and energizing both new and old congregational participants, an often-forgotten aspect of maintaining healthy religious communities.
- Insights Into: The Compassionate Congregation
Congregations involved in social outreach programs often discover multiple benefits: the potential for faster growth, an enhanced sense of vitality, and the satisfaction of expressing the congregation’s compassion through direct service to those in need. This publication offers research, tips and resources to help clergy, seminarians, and congregational leaders to become more actively engaged in compassionate social ministry.
- Insights Into: Congregational Conflict
Is your congregation going through a period of conflict that you aren’t sure how to handle? Or, are you interested in preparing to better handle future conflicts? This publication offers research, tips and resources to help clergy, seminarians, and congregational leaders deal constructively with this inevitable part of congregational life.
- Insights Into: Congregational Growth
What do joyful worship, clear purpose, multiple weekend services, and plans for growth have in common? Here’s a hint: they are among those aspects of congregational life that deserve careful attention when thinking about the challenges of numerical growth.
- Insights Into: Financial Giving
Check out the first product of this special series, which offers news, background information, resources and key questions to help congregational leaders study their financial condition and enhance their stewardship.