Church Vitality:

Webinars, Podcasts:

  • Discipleship Pathways: Common obstacles of faith formation, 11/3/2022 01:00 PM PRC webinar: Click here
  • Fun and Meaningful Ideas to Reinvigorate Your Community Outreach, 5/2022 PRC webinar: Click here
  • Strategic Ambiguity: 5 things every church can do in times of uncertainty to move towards health, 5/2022 PRC webinar: Click here
  • Thriving in a Decade of Accelerating Change, 6/2022  PRC webinar: Click here
  • Not Done Yet with Beth Seversen, a webinar from Therefore Go Ministries – A conversation focused on best practices for the church as we seek to connect with emerging adults.: Click here
  • Does your church need a sabbatical? 3/2022 PRC webinar, Explore how you can use the sabbatical concept through the next year as a way to build momentum for what’s next!: Click here
  • Sustaining Faith Online, 9/2021, a PRC webinar: Click here
  • Building Community Online, 9/2021, a Church Juice Podcast: Click here
  • Getting and Keeping Talented, Engaged Volunteers, 10/2021 PRC webinar: Click here
  • How To Generate Bye-in for Revitalization , Tom Cheyney video: Click here
  • A Fresh Start at Strengthening Relationships in Your Church, 6/2021 PRC webinar on getting to know people who are new to your congregation and reaching out to include people on the “fringes” of congregational life: Click here
  • Eight Game Changers for the Post Pandemic Church, a PRC webinar : Click here
  • Hope Beyond Pandemic, 2/2/2021 (PRC webinar): Click here
  • The Reclaimed Leader podcast with Jason Tucker & Jesse Skiffington: Click here
  • Being Restorative Congregations In the Aftermath of COVID, 6/2021 (webinar from Christian Reformed Church Network): Click here
  • New Questions for a New Day, 1/2021 (PRC webinar): Click here
  • How Not To Waste a Crisis, 11/2020 (recorded webinar with Tod Bolsinger, Shannon Kiser and Gannon Sims, from the Fuller De Pree Center): Click here

 

Articles, Resource pages:

  • 2022 Evangelism Conference: Addressing Harm, Embracing Hope, October 30–November 1, 2022 online and in-person: Click here
  • Immersion conference at Montreat, November 2-3, takes a deep dive into Vital Congregations, online and in-person: Click here
  • Fresh Expressions, a website helping pastors and leaders equip their church to reach more people for Christ: Click here
  • The Senior Pastor’s Guide to Reaching More People – Lots of ideas and best practices on how to reach new people PDF from Church Juice: Click here
  • Hemorrhaging Faith: Why and When Young Canadian Adults are Leaving, Staying, and Returning to the Church, a Family Faith Formation Research Project: Click here
  • Renegotiating Faith: The Delay in Young Adult Identity Formation and What it Means for the Church in Canada, a Family Faith Formation Research Report: Click here
  • Secret Shopper Form – Hand this to someone so they can give unfiltered feedback on your church experience: Click here
  • The ‘Great Realignment’: Pastors come and go, 6/22/2022 PC(USA) article with stories of several congregations and church leaders who have successfully navigated transitions and offers guidance on how to survive and even flourish in these trying times: Click here
  • Creating the ultimate prayer room, 4/2022 article: Click here
  • Re-Formation Resource Roadmap from the PC(USA) includes links for articles, evaluation tools, hybrid ministry, and technology for post pandemic planning and re-formation: Click here
  • Congregational Vitality articles and podcasts from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Click here
  • Article exploring how churches, and increasingly it’s Black churches, are being seen by investors as community anchors, 7/2021 (PCUSA): Click here
  • 7 Ways To Build Teams of Great Leaders(when you feel like your team is lacking), 6/2021 (Carey Nieuwhof article): Click here
  • 8 Steps 4 Change: Steps Required to Transition a Church, Bob Whitesel (article): Click here
  • Safe Church Assessment Introduction and Instructions, 12/2021 Christian Reformed Church: Click here
  • The Colossian Forum: Lead Through Conflict, free and $: Click here
  • Church Answers, Tom Rainer resource page: Click here
  • Carey Nieuwhof resources on Leadership, (articles, podcast, & more) free & $: Click here
  • Lewis Center for Church Leadership (articles & podcasts): Click here
  • Presbyterian seminaries explore definitions of ‘call’ and ‘ministry’ in the 21st century 7/2021. A series of four stories that include interviews with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seminaries, taking a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic challenged and changed seminary learning environments.: Click here
  • There’s No Going Back to the Pre-Pandemic Church, 4/2021 (Lewis Center for Church Leadership article): Click here
  • The Scattered Church, Theological Reflections and Practical Resources for Socially Distanced Ministry (PCUSA resource page): Click here

 

Presbytery of Arkansas Recorded Theological Discussions:

  • Theological Discussion with Tod Bolsinger from the 6/2022 meeting of the Presbytery of Arkansas: Click here
  • Adaptive Change, Theological Discussion with Deborah Wright and the 148th Meeting of the Presbytery of Arkansas, 10/2021: Click here
  • Theological Discussion with Jason Tucker from the 6/2021 meeting of the Presbytery of Arkansas: Click here

 

Reaching Millennials/Gen Z:

  • 3 Ideas For Increasing Your Influence With Gen Z, 5/2022 article from Carey Nieuwhof: Click here
  • What does the next generation actually want from your church? 8/2021 (Carey Nieuwhof podcast episode): Click here
  • Black Millennials and the Church forum, 9/9 at 7:00pm, intergenerational: Click here
  • Articles on Millennials from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Click here
  • Articles on Reaching Younger People from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Click here
  • 5 Surprising Characteristics of Churches That Are Actually Reaching The Next Generation, a Carey Nieuwhof article: Click here
  • 10 Ways Your Church Can Reach Millennials (Stand Strong Ministries): Click here
  • What Millennials Want When They Visit A Church, 3/2015 (a Barna Group article): Click here
  • 5 Things Millennials Are Looking For in A Church, a Carey Nieuwhof article: Click here
  • Reaching Millennials: Proven Methods for Engaging a Younger Generation by David Stark, Bethany House 2016

 

Consulting Groups:

  • MissionInsite: Click here – to use this site, contact Carol Clark, then follow the directions on this page to log in.
  • The Unstuck Group – helps equip churches to grow their impact and effectiveness $: Click here
  • The Tech Chaplaincy Institute – teaches mission driven organizations how to get the most out of their technology $: Click here
  • Broken Sheep – helping churches reach the lost in their community, welcome them into the church and introducing them into a life long relationship with Christ.

 

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