Church Marketing 101

Over 90 percent of all Christian churches in the United States have fewer than 200 members. While they vary in shape, size, ethnicity, and denomination, they have one thing in common: the desire to grow. So why is it that some churches fail to grow for years, while other congregations in the same community increase […]

In Search Of A Leader

“If ever a book met a ‘felt need’ this is it. Here is a practical assistance for search committees provided by an experienced consultant in executive work.” – Ted W. Engstrom, President Emeritus, World Vision “Dingmans’s experience, wisdom, candor, and humor come through in this book. He is remarkably qualified to share the literally hundreds […]

Living Through Economic Crisis

This social involvement report, approved by the 219th General Assembly (2010), summarizes the wealth of moral resources we have available to draw upon in confronting the current economic crisis. It then proposes basic ways we may support the re-balancing of the economy for fairness. This resolution lifts up five key values: human rights, a covenantal […]

Open Leadership

An essential guide for leaders who want to use social media to be ‘open’ while maintaining control, ‘Be Open, Be Transparent, Be Authentic’ are the current leadership mantras – but companies often push back. Business is premised on the concept of control and yet the new world order demands openness. Leaders do not know how […]

Resolution Calling for the Abolition of For-Profit Private Prisons

This resolution was developed by the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) and includes an analysis of the arguments for and against for-profit private prisons. The report as a whole was approved by the 215th General Assembly 2003 for church-wide study and implementation. It makes clear that private prisons are not an economic but […]

The Secrets To Masterful Meetings

Are you ready to rid your organization of bad meetings? Surely you have sat through them. Those meetings that… Don’t start on time. Don’t have a purpose. Don’t stay on topic. Don’t address conflict. Don’t have the right people present. Don’t engage those who are. Don’t resolve critical issues. Don’t reach a decision. Why do […]