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These articles and resources offer much on the topic of congregational vitality.

Uncategorized Seedling growing on the forest floor from old leaves and soil
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Dan Turner led an older, established congregation through a successful restart, reshaping its ministry to reach a changing neighborhood. He outlines five key steps in…

People whirling in a circle to live bluegrass music at a square dance at Wild Goose Christian Community
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Does your church have the “church plus” factor? Listen as Lewis Center Director Doug Powe speaks with Tim Shapiro and Kara Faris about their book Divergent Church. They examine innovative, alternative faith communities that combine religious practice with a “church plus” factor — a dedicated focus on some unique aspect of their church’s cultural DNA like gardening, table fellowship, artistic expression, and more.

Leading Ideas Chalk drawing of "Failure is success in progress"
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Christian Coon, co-founding pastor of Urban Village Church in Chicago and author of Failing Boldly, believes that a key to fruitful ministry is the ability…

Leading Ideas Coffee bar
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Scott Chrostek, pastor of Resurrection Downtown, visited thirty-three coffee shops during his first month in Kansas City with a daily goal of having thirty-five conversations…

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