July 13, 2017

Disappointment: Learning from Inevitable Setbacks


New projects fill congregational life with excitement and hope. They can be a time of community cooperation, deep visioning and relationship-building. No matter the project, though, you are likely to experience disappointment somewhere along the way. In my book How Your Congregation Learns, I’ve written: “Congregations aren’t magically protected from disappointment. All kinds of good…

Congregational Resource Guide
December 8, 2015

Want to Know a Secret?


Here’s a secret for you. The Center for Congregations in Indiana has learned something while working with 3500 congregations that we want to share with you. Ready? Here it is. A congregation that uses an outside resource in concert with its own creativity is likely to effectively accomplish the new things it sets out to…