Congregational Vitality

Articles

October 15, 2008

Faced with declining church attendance and dwindling income, the Diocese of Michigan is set to launch a plan aimed at revitalizing the "diocesan household." At the core of the plan is an effort to determine the best way to invest a remarkable resource to bring about growth and vitality: the...

July 14, 2008

The Rev. Robert Honeychurch has been appointed congregational vitality program officer for the Episcopal Church, beginning September 1, according to the Rev. Suzanne E. Watson, director of the Evangelism and Congregational Life Center.

He will be based at the new Omaha regional office,...

January 22, 2008

Clergy and laity of congregations learning the fundamentals of congregational growth will gather March 31-April 4 in Vancouver, British Columbia, for a Start Up! Start Over! seminar. The seminar is open to both members of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada. This will be the...

January 22, 2008

Clergy and laity of congregations learning the fundamentals of congregational growth will gather March 31-April 4 in Vancouver, British Columbia, for a Start Up! Start Over! seminar. The seminar is open to both members of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada. This will be the...

December 5, 2007

When more than 135 people gathered for a conference to explore Creative Models of Sacramental Leadership in the Small Church, something happened that went beyond exploring those models. The focus expanded to explore how those who serve in, gather in and love small churches live out their...

December 5, 2007

When more than 135 people gathered for a conference to explore Creative Models of Sacramental Leadership in the Small Church, something happened that went beyond exploring those models. The focus expanded to explore how those who serve in, gather in and love small churches live out their...

August 6, 2007

We knew what we wanted: a higher profile in the community and a chance to issue a direct invitation to possible new members. But how do you make it happen?

In my parish we made a good start when we set aside 5 percent of our budget for advertising. As our treasurer, a woman with her own...

May 17, 2007

The family-owned stationery store serviced our church's office needs for decades. Whenever we needed paper, envelopes, or other supplies, there was no question where we would buy them. But that was back in the day, about 15 years ago, which indicates how quickly change relegates a familiar...

February 20, 2007

Clergy and laity of congregations seeking rejuvenation and vision will gather at the Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix Metrocenter in Phoenix, Arizona, for a Start Up! Start Over! seminar May 7-11.

Start Up! Start Over! is a national training event for clergy and laity that provides basic...

February 20, 2007

Clergy and laity of congregations seeking rejuvenation and vision will gather at the Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix Metrocenter in Phoenix, Arizona, for a Start Up! Start Over! seminar May 7-11.

Start Up! Start Over! is a national training event for clergy and laity that provides basic...

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Notes On Fellowships, Home Cell Groups, And House Churches In The Episcopal Tradition

Congregational Strategies For Comprehensive Evangelism and Outreach

Following the life cycle of a congregation from birth, and how to reverse decline and avoid deat

Guidelines for search/calling committees on the calling process including: appointing a committe

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