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January Conquering the Cutback Syndrome
February How Do Congregations Respond to Interfaith Couples?
March Guide to Good Governance
April Small Is Big Again: Reclaiming Small Church Ministry
January How Ministry Teams Get Things Done
February The Payday Lending Crisis: What Can Congregations Do?
March What Numbers Matter For Congregations? Lessons From Five-Year Trends
April How To Deal With Church Conflict
May How Do New People Hear About Your Church?
June Making Congregations Greener
July When Charity Brings Anything But Relief
August Multiple Roads To a Multicultural Congregation
September What Keeps Congregations From Implementing New Ideas?
October Keeping Up With The Pastor's Pay: Trends Behind Clergy Wages
November Does Your Congregation Suffer from Anxiety?
December Can We Wait for God’s Spark?
January Our Future Pastors: Assessing the State of the Pipeline
February How to Avoid the Potholes on the Road to Retirement
March What Churches Can Do To Increase Social Media Security
April Finding God's New Call In The Same Place
May Seeking a Bivocational Calling for Pastors and Churches
June Could Lack of Curiosity Kill The Church
July Congregational Strength Is Always Plural
August How To Enhance The Ministry of Associate Pastors
September Can Congregations Attract Young Adults?
October New Models For New Churches: What Works?
November Navigating The Currents of Endowments and Reserve Funds
December Improving Church Communication (Revised 10/9/15)
January Big Ministry Trends For 2014
February A Parable About Pastoral Leadership
March Clergy Turnover Consequences
April eGiving: It's About More Than Money
May How To Welcome Children with Autism and Their Families
June Caring For The Caregivers
July What Type of Follower Attends Our Church?
August Do Your Mission and Method Fit Your Size?
September How Churches Can Partner With Local Schools
October How We Can Prevent Suicide
November Should We Consider Closing Our Church?
December How To Make The Most of a Consulting Process
January How To Avoid Pastor Burnout
February Downsize Staff Without Destroying Church
March What Leadership Style Works
April Oral Communication
May Conversation Sand Traps
June Making Informed Decisions
July Great Recession Lessons
August Power of Clergy Groups
September Disaster Relief
October Key Questions About Worship Attendance
November E-newsletters: Worth More Than You Know
December Why a Sense of Belonging Matters
January How To Perfect Your Leadership Triangle
February How To Manage Change Resistance
March What Type of Future Are We Building
April How Is Your Congregation's Health
May How to Turn Bystanders Into Active Disciples
June Mission Possible More Men in the Pews
July What Message Are We Sending About Giving
August Keys To Growing A Small Church
September Where Are The Unchurched
October Preventing Church Fraud
November How to Maintain Church Health in a Declining Population County
December How to Use Our Five Senses to Experience the Wonder of Advent
January What Is Your Unconscious Intent
February Accomplishing Worthy Goals: Being Smart Is Not Enough
March Does A Congregation's Location Influence It's Effectiveness
April Incoming Pastors: Building Smoother Transition Bridges
May When Does Success Lead To Failure
June What Is The Pastor's Roll In Finances
July How To Select Quality Staff
August How To Prevent Bad Behavior During Times of Change
September Why Do People Connect With Christ and a Congregation
October Why Do Smart Churches Make Dumb Decisions
November Should We Unleash the Power of Congregational Planning
December How Do We Successfully Launch a New Project