A Guide To Resources For Building Congregational Vitality

Media Information:

Categories: Book Collection.
Author(s): Bass (Richard).
Publication Dates: 2004.
Publisher(s): Alban Institute.
Subject(s): Church work - Information resources - Handbooks and manuals and Parishes - Handbooks and manuals.
Format(s): Softcover.

Copies in the Resource Center:

  • BV 4400 .W68 2005
  • Summary:

    As a companion to the groundbreaking Congregational Resource Guide, an online resource produced by the Alban Institute and the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, this book is an invaluable resource for congregational leaders. It puts the rich array of important congregational resources into context by examining the key books, organizations, Web sites, and people that will help leaders gain an understanding of important issues facing their faith communities.

    The book features overviews on 10 topics of crucial importance for congregations, written by experts in their fields, including:

    Resources and Resourcing by John Wimmer
    Building Issues by Ryan D. Hazen
    Faith and Money by Dan Hotchkiss
    Evaluation by John Janka
    Leadership by Paul C. Chaffee
    Crossing Cultural Boundaries by Jacqueline J. Lewis
    Lay Ministry by Jean Morris Trumbauer
    Congregational Health by Thomas F. Fischer
    Community Ministry by Amy L. Sherman
    Preaching by G. Lee Ramsey, Jr.

    This book also offers annotated lists of selected resources on each topic to encourage congregational understanding and transformation.

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