Lewis Center resources guide you in strengthening your personal leadership and renewing your congregation. Below are our most popular free and purchased resources of the year, plus a free PDF e-book.
How can your church help youth claim a vital faith? No question is more critical to the future of the church. Learn effective tips your congregation can use to improve ministry with teens and their families.
>> Save 25% on All Video-based Studies through Dec. 31, 2021
Adult Studies for Your Small Groups and Classes
Bring the best of contemporary Christian scholarship to your congregation’s in-person and online small groups and classes with studies from the Lewis Center. Our video-based curriculum encourages energetic discussion and personal reflection on a number of subjects.
Even as our church buildings reopen, we find that we can no longer simply open the doors and expect that new people will come in. Effective congregations go into the world to encounter those in need of the gospel. These 50 tips can help you reach beyond the walls of your church with worship, community events, ministries, and service.
$45 $33 through Dec. 31, 2021
Nature: Our First Way of Knowing God
This seven-session video-based adult Christian study awakens our visceral knowing of the Creator through the creation, reconnects us with the sacred landscapes we call home, encourages us to provide space and time for spiritual reflection in nature, and helps us live in greater harmony with God’s earth.
50 Ways to Welcome New People
Learn how your congregation can make a good first impression with first-time visitors with these 50 strategies and tips to ensure your visitors feel truly welcome and at home in worship, plus guidance on visitor follow-ups and ways to be more inviting in your church.
If you’re a pastor preparing to begin ministry in a new setting, The Right Start Video Tool Kit leads you in ending your current ministry well, developing a personal transition plan, and making the most of your first days, weeks, and months in your new congregation. Includes the free COVID-19 Supplement. Available in Pastor’s and Group Training Versions.
If a new pastor is in your congregation’s future, these 50 strategies and tips on how to say goodbye to your current pastor in a healthy way and offers helpful advice on how to welcome your new pastor.
This turnkey video tool kit will help your congregation discern and implement God’s vision for its future. The comprehensive resource guides your church in discovering clues to your vision in your history and culture, your current congregational strengths and weaknesses, and the needs of your surrounding community. Includes engaging videos, leader’s guides, discussion exercises, planning tools, handouts, diagrams, and worksheets.
Strong and growing congregations typically have a very high percentage of people who are actively involved in learning, serving, and leading. Learn 50 strategies and tips to help you motivate and connect with volunteers and lift up the ministry of volunteering in your congregation.
Apply Now for the Premier Doctor of Ministry in Church Leadership at Wesley
New cohort begins in May 2022
Wesley Theological Seminary and the Lewis Center together offer the Doctor of Ministry in Church Leadership Excellence. With this track, clergy will receive the enhanced knowledge, skills, and motivation to increase congregational and denominational service, vitality, and growth.
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50 Quotations for Fruitful Leaders
Each issue of Leading Ideas features a brief leadership quotation to stimulate the thinking of readers as well as to give them ideas to share with others. In response to requests for a collection of these quotations, we offer you a compilation of 50 quotes to help you be a more fruitful leader.