Coronavirus Resources

A message from Conference Minister Rev. Bill Worley, as printed in the March 10, 2020 eNews email: Dear Friends, In response to the Coronavirus, I have received numerous guidance-offering emails. I suspect you have too. Some of that information is included with this e-blast. There is no shortage of direction from the Center for Disease […]

Resources for Faith-Based Preparedness

These documents are recommended by Rev. Karl Jones, PSEC Disaster Response Coordinator, for churches and leaders considering how to prepare their faith community for a possible disaster. If you have questions about Disaster Response resources available to your church, contact Rev. Jones at kjones275@comcast.net. Active Shooter in a House of Worship: This “Be a Ready Congregation” […]

Characteristics of a Healthy Church

This article by Christian A. Schwartz, Natural Church Development, ChurchSmart Resources, 1998, is recommended by the PSEC office. 8 CHARACTERISTICS OF A HEALTHY CHURCH Empowering Leadership Leaders of growing churches concentrate on empowering other Christians for ministry. They consider it as one of their most important tasks to help Christians develop greater degrees of empowerment, which […]

Secrets of Church Revitalization

This article by Ron Edmondson is recommended by the PSEC Office. 5 Secrets of Church Revitalization I’ve written frequently about church revitalization. As one who has planted a couple of churches, I know the challenges are unique. One thing I’ve noticed is the number of pastors who enter revitalization thinking the church just needs new […]

The Smaller Congregation – Pathways in Challenging Times

The Smaller Congregation – Pathways in Challenging Times was originally created for the Alban Institute’s “Congregational Resource Guide,” at a time when many small congregations were feeling the impact of the nation’s financial crisis. The aim was to promote congregational vitality and illuminate options for decision-makers in smaller congregations as they faced common challenges. While new models […]