books by Alban Institute

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New Visions for the Long Pastorate
Oswald Hinand Hobgood Lloyd

Alban Institute, 1991

has been read but clean book


Five Challenges for the Once and Future Church (Once and Future Church Series)
Loren B. Mead

Alban Institute, 1996

Mead presents five key challenges facing today’s churches-and how they represent opportunities for the evolutionary, transformative changes he believes must take place in congregations if the church is to remain a viable institution into the 21st century. Readers of Mead's Once and Future Church and Transforming Congregations for the Future will want to continue the journey begun with those books. A must for congregational leaders at all ...


Conflict Management in Congregations (Harvesting the Learnings Series)

The Alban Institute, 2001

Since its inception, the Alban Institute has earned a reputation as a leader in addressing congregational conflict management issues through its research, consulting services, educational events, and particularly its publications. Drawing on this rich heritage, the first title in our new "Harvesting the Learnings" anthology series gathers 20 classic Alban works on congregational conflict into a single, indispensable volume. Conflict Management ...


Projects That Matter: Successful Planning and Evaluation for Religious Organizations
Kathleen A. Cahalan professor

The Alban Institute, 2003

Projects That Matter introduces project leaders and teams to the five basic elements of project design and describes in detail a six-step process for designing and implementing a project evaluation and disseminating evaluation findings. Written for the nonexpert, leaders in religious settings will find Cahalan's guidance clear and invaluable. Presenting evaluation as a form of collaborative inquiry, Cahalan show how leaders can use evaluation ...


Temporary Shepherds: A Congregational Handbook for Interim Ministry

The Alban Institute, 1998

Effective interim ministry depends on strong partnership between the interim minster and congregation. Lay leaders of congregations preparing for such a transition will value the expert guidance provided by over a dozen experienced interim pastors. What is interim ministry all about? What needs to happen during the interim? What should leaders and members expect from the interim pastor and themselves during this transition? What other resources ...


Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times: Being Calm and Courageous No Matter What by Peter L. Steinke ...

The Alban Institute, 0001


Do I Belong in Seminary?
Ronald E. Parker

The Alban Institute, 1998

Book by Parker, Ronald E.


The Empowering Church: How One Congregation Supports Lay People's Ministries in the World
Davida Foy Crabtree

Alban Institute Publication, 1989

Book by Crabtree, Davida Foy


Personality Type and Religious Leadership 1st (first) Edition by Roy M. Oswald, Otto Kroeger published by ...

Alban Institute, 0001


The Alban Guide to Managing the Pastoral Search Process
John Vonhof

Alban Institute, Inc., 1999

Pastoral search teams for congregations in all denominations will find a wealth of information and ideas in The Alban Institute’s new guide to the complex task of finding a new pastor. Every step is detailed: forming the search team, keeping the congregation informed, conducting a congregation self-study, communicating with candidates, developing selection criteria, conducting interviews, managing the call process, and arranging for a smooth ...


Memories, Hopes, and Conversations: Appreciative Inquiry and Congregational Change by Mark Lau Branson ...

Alban Institute, 1600


Temporary Shepherds: A Congregational Handbook for Interim Ministry by unknown (9/1/1998)

The Alban Institute, 1600


Amazing Gifts: Stories of Faith, Disability, and Inclusion [Paperback] [2011] (Author) Mark I. Pinsky

The Alban Institute, 2011


Tribal Church: Ministering to the Missing Generation
Carol Howard Merritt

The Alban Institute, 2007

Many churches are seeking ways to reach out to the younger generations. Unfortunately this often manifests as either a "come be just like us!" attitude--suggesting an unwillingness to change in order to be inclusive of young people--or as a slick marketing campaign that targets young adults in much the same way secular advertising does. Both of these approaches often leave young adults feeling that their particular spiritual gifts and needs are ...


Governance and Ministry: Rethinking Board Leadership [Paperback] [2009] (Author) Dan Hotchkiss

The Alban Institute, 2009


Reframing Hope: Vital Ministry in a New Generation
Carol Howard Merritt

The Alban Institute, 2010

Much has been written about the changing landscape the church finds itself in, and even more about the church's waning influence in our culture. From her vantage point as an under-40 pastor, Carol Howard Merritt, author of Tribal Church , moves away from the handwringing toward a discovery of what ministry in, with, and by a new generation might look like. What does the substance of hope look like right now? What does hope look like when it is ...


Winning Grants to Strengthen Your Ministry by Joy Skjegstad (2007) Paperback

The Alban Institute, 1000


New Visions for the Long Pastorate
Roy M. Etal Oswald

Alban Institute, 1983

Continuing Education for pastors preparing them to minister in the church and the world.


40 Days and 40 Bytes: Making Computers Work for Your Congregation [Paperback] [June 2004] (Author) Aaron ...

Alban Institute, 1340



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