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The Parish Paper, February 2019,
What Is Contemporary Worship?

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The Parish Paper, January 2019,
Defining Church Vitality: Let Me Count the Ways

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The Parish Paper, December 2018,
Getting to Know Our Neighbors: One-on-One Interviews

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The Parish Paper, November 2018,
How to Develop Habits for Well-Being

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The Parish Paper, October 2018,
Don't Disagree, Deliberate: How to Lead Community Conversations in Your Church

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The Parish Paper, September 2018,
Checking Up on Clergy Health: Assessing the Cost of Sacred Work

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The Parish Paper, August 2018,
How to Raise Money for Your Community Projects

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The Parish Paper, July 2018,
Inviting, Informing, and Including Newcomers

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The Parish Paper, June 2018,
Making the Nursery a Place of Belonging

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The Parish Paper, May 2018,
How to Balance Hospitality and Church Security

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The Parish Paper, April 2018,
Church Energy Use: Can We Harness Hope?

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The Parish Paper, March 2018,
Finding Significance as a Small Church

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The Parish Paper, February 2018,
Best Practices for Church Members Serving as Staff

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The Parish Paper, January 2018,
18 Questions for 2018

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The Parish Paper, December 2017,
Does Our Pastor Need a Job Description?

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The Parish Paper, November 2017,
Mistakes Churches Make During an Interim Ministry

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The Parish Paper, October 2017,
Short-Term Mission Trips that Yield Long-Term Success

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The Parish Paper, September 2017,
Equipping Volunteers Builds a Strong Church Comunity

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The Parish Paper, August 2017,
What Promotes Hope?

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The Parish Paper, July 2017,
How Can We Help Immigrants?

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The Parish Paper, June 2017,
Ministry in the Midst of Tragedy

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The Parish Paper, May 2017,
Financing the Local Church: What Does It Cost?

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The Parish Paper, April 2017,
Small Is Big Again: Reclaiming Small Church Ministry

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The Parish Paper, March 2017,
Guide to Good Governance

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The Parish Paper, February 2017,
How Do Congregations Respond to Interfaith Couples?

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The Parish Paper, January 2017,
Conquering the Cutback Syndrome

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The Parish Paper, December 2016,
Can We Wait for God’s Spark?

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The Parish Paper, November 2016,
Does Your Congregation Suffer from Anxiety?

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The Parish Paper, October 2016,
Keeping Up with the Pastor’s Pay: Trends behind Clergy Wages

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The Parish Paper, September 2016,
What Keeps Congregations from Implementing New Ideas?

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The Parish Paper, August 2016,
Multiple Roads to a Multicultural Congregation

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The Parish Paper, July 2016,
When Charity Brings Anything But Relief

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The Parish Paper, June 2016,
Making Congregations Greener

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The Parish Paper, May 2016,
How Do New People Hear about Your Church?

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The Parish Paper, April 2016,
How to Deal with Church Conflict

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The Parish Paper, March 2016,
What Numbers Matter for Congregations? Lessons from Five-Year Trends

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The Parish Paper, February 2016,
The Payday Lending Crisis: What Can Congregations Do?

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The Parish Paper, January 2016,
How Ministry Teams Get Things Done

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The Parish Paper, December 2015,
This Conversation—Again? Improving Church Communication

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The Parish Paper, November 2015,
Navigating the Currents of Endowments and Reserve Funds

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The Parish Paper, October 2015,
New Models for New Churches: What Works?

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The Parish Paper, September 2015,
Can Congregations Reach Young Adults?

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The Parish Paper, August 2015,
How to Enhance the Ministry of Associate Pastors

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The Parish Paper, July 2015,
Congregational Strength Is Always Plural

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The Parish Paper, June 2015,
Could Lack of Curiosity Kill the Church?

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The Parish Paper, May 2015,
Seeking a Bivocational Calling for Pastors and Churches

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The Parish Paper, April 2015,
Finding God’s New Call in the Same Place

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The Parish Paper, March 2015,
What Churches Can Do to Increase Social Media Security

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The Parish Paper, February 2015,
How to Avoid the Potholes on the Road to Retirement

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The Parish Paper, January 2015,
Our Future Pastors: Assessing the State of the Pipeline

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The Parish Paper, December 2014,
How to Make the Most of a Consulting Process

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The Parish Paper, November 2014,
Should We Consider Closing Our Church?

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The Parish Paper, October 2014,
How Can We Prevent Suicide?

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The Parish Paper, September 2014,
Back to School: How Churches Can Partner with Local Schools

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The Parish Paper, August 2014,
Do Your Mission and Method Fit Your Size?

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The Parish Paper, July 2014,
What Type of Follower Attends Our Church?

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The Parish Paper, June 2014,
Caring for the Caregivers

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The Parish Paper, May 2014,
How to Welcome Children with Autism and Their Families

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The Parish Paper, April 2014,
eGiving: It’s about More Than Money

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The Parish Paper, March 2014,
When Less Is More: The Consequences of Clergy Turnover

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The Parish Paper, February 2014,
A Parable about Pastoral Leadership

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The Parish Paper, January 2014,
Big Ministry Trends for 2014

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The Parish Paper, December 2013,
Why a Sense of Belonging Matters

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The Parish Paper, November 2013,
E-newsletters: Worth More Than You Know

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The Parish Paper, October 2013,
Growth or Decline? 10 Key Questions about Worship Attendance

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The Parish Paper, September 2013,
Disaster Relief: Congregations in the Eye of the Storm

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The Parish Paper, August 2013,
Clergy Groups: Are They Worth the Investment?

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The Parish Paper, July 2013,
The Great Recession: Its Effects on Congregations and What We Learned

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The Parish Paper, June 2013,
Making Informed Decisions during Times of Change

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The Parish Paper, May 2013,
Important Conversations: How to Avoid the Sand Traps

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The Parish Paper, April 2013,
Oral Communication: How to Strengthen Our Effectiveness

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The Parish Paper, March 2013,
What Leadership Style Works in Our Church?

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The Parish Paper, February 2013,
Can You Downsize Staff Without Destroying Your Congregation?

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The Parish Paper, January 2013,
How to Avoid Pastor Burnout

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The Parish Paper, December 2012,
How to Use Our Five Senses to Experience the Wonder of Advent

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The Parish Paper, November 2012,
How to Maintain Church Health in a Declining Population County

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The Parish Paper, October 2012,
Preventing Church Fraud

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The Parish Paper, September 2012,
Where Are the Unchurched?

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The Parish Paper, August 2012,
Keys to Growing a Small Church

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The Parish Paper, July 2012,
What Message Are We Sending about Giving?

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The Parish Paper, June 2012,
Mission Possible: More Men in the Pews

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The Parish Paper, May 2012,
How to Turn Bystanders into Active Disciples

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The Parish Paper, April 2012,
How Is Your Congregation’s Health?

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The Parish Paper, March 2012,
What Type of Future Are We Building?

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The Parish Paper, February 2012,
How to Manage Change Resistance

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The Parish Paper, January 2012,
How to Perfect Your Leadership Triangle

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The Parish Paper, December 2011,
How Do We Successfully Launch a New Project?

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The Parish Paper, November 2011,
Should We Unleash the Power of Congregational Planning?

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The Parish Paper, August 2011,
How to Prevent Bad Behavior during Times of Change

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The Parish Paper, July 2011,
How to Select Quality Staff

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The Parish Paper, June 2011,
What Is the Pastor’s Role in Church Finances?

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The Parish Paper, May 2011,
When Does Success Lead to Failure?

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The Parish Paper, April 2011,
Incoming Pastors: Building Smoother Transition Bridges

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The Parish Paper, March 2011,
Does a Congregation’s Location Influence Its Effectiveness?

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The Parish Paper, February 2011,
Accomplishing Worthy Goals: Being Smart Is not Enough!

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The Parish Paper, January 2011,
What Is Your Unconscious Intent?

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