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Here you’ll find resources for:
- Emerging from Covid-19
- Vision & Mission
- Developing Leadership
- Volunteers & Teams
- Pastoral Care
- Congregational Health
- Personal Care for Leaders
- Spiritual Direction
Please see our Engaging the World page for resources on Vision & Mission, Outreach & Hospitality, and Social Justice.
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Emerging from Covid-19
It’s on everyone’s mind and is presenting both opportunities and challenges. We’re here to help:
Our Re-Imagining Church: Post-Covid Church lib guide has the latest books, blogs, and webinars for inspiration and how-to’s.
Helpful webinars and training on reimagining church and reopening are found 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:
For congregations contemplating closing their doors or decidedly moving in that direction, please find hopeful and helpful resources in our Dying lib guide.
Let us help you identify and develop leaders for a more sustainable congregation.
Support yourself, staff and volunteers with trainings found in our Blue Whirl Webinars and Continuing Education lists.
Or, find frequently updated hard-copy and online resources in our curated lib guides:
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: