Resources on Emerging from Covid-19, Vision & Mission, Developing Leadership, Volunteers & Teams, Stewardship, Pastoral Care, Congregational Health, Care for Pastoral Leaders, and Spiritual Direction are suggested below.
Please see our new Engaging the World page for resources on Vision & Mission, Outreach & Hospitality, and Social Justice.
Emerging from Covid-19
It’s on everyone’s mind and is presenting both opportunities and challenges. We’re here to help:
We’re constantly updating our Re-Imagining Church: Post-Covid Church lib guide with the latest books, blogs, and webinars for inspiration and how-to’s.
Numerous webinars are offering leading ideas. Find your best options in our Blue Whirl Webinar list.
Vision & Mission
Constantly shifting realities can be an opportunity to rethink who we are and discover anew where God is leading. Find resources for the journey of:
Identifying and developing capable, joyful leaders is an essential part of congregational sustainability.
Learn from other leaders and consultants in our regularly updated Blue Whirl Webinars and Continuing Education lists.
Or, find frequently updates hard-copy and online resources in our curated lib guides:
Moving from online to in-person worship and meetings will be another shift in congregational life. What can we learn? What do we keep? What can we discard? New forms of hospitality will be needed to let folks feel welcome, involved and engaged in whatever becomes the “new normal”. We’ll regularly update our Worship: Covid Considerations lib guides for suggestions and encouragement.
Volunteers & Teams
God’s work requires all God’s people! Support your community workers—both individuals and groups—with resources for encouraging:
Congregations are proving exceptionally resilient and creative in meeting the needs of individuals, families and their communities. Sharing these Great Ideas is part of The Ministry Lab’s work.
Stewardship & Giving
Stewardship can be a challenging topic in the best of times—in times of transition and uncertainty, even more so. Lean on the wisdom of others to guide your conversations and stewardship decisions. Access our stewardship and giving resources for tips on: