This PowerPoint presentation was shared at the PSEC Member in Discernment Academy; Rev. Dale Davis presented Leadership and Authority.
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This PowerPoint presentation was shared at the PSEC Member in Discernment Academy; Rev. Dale Davis presented Articulating Call.
This PowerPoint presentation was shared at the PSEC Member in Discernment Academy; Conference Minister Rev. William P. Worley presented In the first year of ministry… Administration.
Comfort Centers are short-term, usually only day-use locations, where community members can go in the event of an emergency. These Centers can serve as places to get information, as charging stations, as places to stay out of extreme heat or cold in the event of power outages, and places to get water and refreshment. Your […]
Possible Steps toward Shared Ministry among UCC congregations The following process details the steps for the structure of a shared ministry. This is not a process for yoking or merging. This process is for two or more churches that are seeking to do ministry together. These churches would need to be willing to have a […]
Pray – Pray-Pray – Be open and trusting in God. Don’t be limited to your ideas and agendas but really listen and look to where God is leading you. Don’t wait until you are burned out. It’s hard to feel energized in the name of the Lord, when you’re doing all the work. The theme “better […]
This article from Outreach Magazine is recommended by the PSEC office. 10 Characteristics of Growing Churches 1. They have leaders that lead! “For God so loved the world that He did not send a committee!” Not sure where I heard that…but it’s true! 2. A desperation for God’s power! Prayer isn’t a good luck charm […]
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 […]
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 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 […]