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The Blessings of Collaborative Learning Cohorts

So, why all of this emphasis on collaborative learning? And, why should those of us who have been let down by “group” work try it now? Here are 6 compelling reasons for churches to consider peer learning groups.

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Discernment Process for the Future of a Church

Does your church leadership need help in the discerning process for the future of the church? If so, a Ministry Leaders Retreat guide is available.

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Ending Well

If your church decides it is time to close the church, a practical step-by-step process guide is available to assist you in ending well.

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What Causes Friction Between Combustibles?

I will state it directly: We do not have enough emotional or relational maturity in our congregations and in our leadership. Irritations rub and rub until there is smoke and eventually full heated conflict.

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Should Your Church Close? How Do You Know?

“Do we have a future or have we come to the end of ministry as we know it now?” For many churches, this is a hard question to ask and to answer.

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Grating Expectations

What are some examples of unstated and hidden expectations present in churches? How to prevent them? 

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Found in the Ashes

Fire alarms in homes detect indicators of a pending problem and sound a warning. Could we develop something equivalent for churches? What would such a detector sniff for?

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Difficult Pastor-Church Partings and Fire Alarms

"Hard" or "conflicted" partings of ways between pastors and congregations are steeply on the rise. So my question is, are there measurable pre-indicators of a potential "fire" in a congregation?

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A Church in Transition?

Your church is declining. You feel you might be close to closing your doors. What now?
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Classical Renewal Prairie Style

What can a coach bring to a classis and its congregations? This blog describes the role of a coach for congregational health and mission in Classis Central Plains.

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Navigating the Challenges of Church Renewal

The journey of congregational renewal is like the ancient journey of the Hebrews: there are river crossings and rebellions, mountains and wilderness. What does this all look like at the congregational level, and what should leaders, including pastors, expect?

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Church Renewal: The Journey of 3 Lands and 2 Rivers

In this webinar we'll visit an old metaphor to help us understand the elements necessary for healthy and lasting renewal.

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