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Possible steps toward shared ministry among UCC congregations

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]