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Creating Congregations of Generous People 1st (first) Edition by Durall, Michael published by Alban Institute ...

Alban Institute, 0010


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 ...


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

The Alban Institute, 1600


Healthy Congregations: A Systems Approach 2nd (second) Edition by Peter L. Steinke [2006]

The Alban Institute, 1200


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Holy Conversations: Strategic Planning as a Spiritual Practice for Congregations by Gil Rendle, Alice Mann ...

Alban Institute, 1600


Pursuing Excellence in Ministry
Daniel V. Biles

The Alban Institute, 1988


A Praying Congregation: The Art of Teaching Spiritual Practice (Paperback) - Common
By (author) Jane E Vennard

Alban Institute, Inc, 2012

Pastors and others who want to develop their skills as teachers of prayer and spiritual practices will find in this book not only wisdom for themselves but easily accessible lesson plans, enabling them to share Vennard's insights with others while infusing the activities with their own spirit and creative ideas. Through this book, readers' hearts are made ready to explore the wonder of strengtheni...


Do I Belong in Seminary?
Ronald E. Parker

The Alban Institute, 1998

Book by Parker, Ronald E.


Stress, Power and Ministry

The Alban Institute, 1993

An approach to the current dilemmas of pastors and congregations.


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.


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

Alban Institute, 1600


From a Mustard Seed: Enlivening Worship and Music in the Small Church
Bruce G. Epperly and Daryl Hollinger

The Alban Institute, 2010

Small congregations can have beautiful worship! In From a Mustard Seed: Enlivening Worship and Music in the Small Church , an experienced pastor-professor and an experienced church musician provide a model for faithful and excellent worship in congregations that average 75 or fewer people in weekly worship. While the limitations of small congregations are obvious to their members and leaders, the possibilities for creative music and worship are ...


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 ...


Holy Conversations: Strategic Planning as a Spiritual Practice for Congregations 1st (first) Edition by ...

Alban Institute, 0010


Governance and Ministry: Rethinking Board Leadership 1st (first) Edition by Dan Hotchkiss published by The ...

The Alban Institute, 0001


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



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