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Alban Institute

Overview
Works: 165 works in 216 publications in 1 language and 7,320 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals 
Classifications: BV4000, 253
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Most widely held works by Alban Institute
Congregations : the Alban journal( )

in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personality type and religious leadership by Roy M Oswald( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining pastoral and behavioral science expertise, the authors spell out ways type and temperament theory illuminate the clergy role. Learn how to use the 16 Myers-Briggs personality types to recognize and affirm your gifts, work with your liabilities, and understand and accept those with whom you minister. ""Being a parish pastor is a very complex role. Our mission in this book is to make that task a little less complex and a little more fun by looking at our congregations through the lens of the MBTI.""--The authors
In search of the unchurched by Alan C Klaas( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's working and not working in your congregation? You'll explore the factors that inspired and motivated changes to reverse decline as other congregations wrestled with the same issues you're facing: ministry to current members, ministry to the unchurched, worship, changing neighborhoods, and more
Five challenges for the once and future church by Loren B Mead( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mead presents five key challenges facing today's churches-and how they represent opportunities for the evolutionary, transformative changes he believes must take place in congregations if the church is to remain a viable institution into the 21st century. Readers of Mead's Once and Future Church and Transforming Congregations for the Future will want to continue the journey begun with those books. A must for congregational leaders at all levels
Discerning your congregation's future : a strategic and spiritual approach by Roy M Oswald( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on extensive consulting experience with congregations, the authors provide a step-by-step guide to congregational planning that grounds strategic planning techniques in a process of spiritual discernment. The result: members will own the vision and be eager to participate in the congregation's calling, life, and ministry. You and your planning committee learn the theory behind the techniques, along with receiving help for addressing specific situations
One bread, one body : exploring cultural diversity in worship by C. Michael Hawn( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a troubadour for global music and an instigator of cross-cultural worship for more than 15 years in a variety of denominational settings, including congregational, national, and international venues, Michael Hawn has observed many faithful people who find that a taste of Pentecost in worship is refreshing and invigorating. In One Bread, One Body: Exploring Cultural Diversity in Worship, Hawn seeks to help bridge the gap between the human tendency to prefer ethnic and cultural homogeneity in worship and the church's mandate to offer a more diverse and inclusive experience. He offers a rainbo
Single in the church : new ways to minister with 52% of God's people by Kay Collier Slone( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the year 2000, 52% of the population of the United States over the age of 25 will be single. The implications of this prognosis for an institution such as the Church are enormous. The patterns of worship and program will require a radical shift away from the traditional nuclear family. In her book, Dr. Collier-Slone points out ways to engage the problem and does a tremendous service in lifting up congregations which have successfully begun to make this shift. Her book not only helps the leadership of congregations but also gives a reassuring new perspective to those who are living alone. - Pamela P. Chinnis, on back cover
Beyond the worship wars : building vital and faithful worship by Thomas G Long( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost every congregation is experiencing tension over worship. Many congregations have been participating in a renaissance of worship known as the ""liturgical movement"" and have reclaimed worship forms that have served the church for centuries. Yet because the church today is operating in a radically changed cultural environment, many people in our society do not understand liturgical worship and thus we must find language, music, themes, and images that speak to the unchurched, spiritually seeking person. In Beyond the Worship Wars, Thomas G. Long discusses the nine characteristics of vita
New harmonies : choosing contemporary music for worship by Terri Bocklund McLean( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains audio tracks of musical selections representing the different styles discussed in the book along with voice-over introductions: downloadable data files of forms, and Adobe Acrobat Reader software for reading the appendix files
A new day for family ministry by Richard P Olson( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New Day for Family Ministry
Projects that matter : successful planning & evaluation for religious organizations by Kathleen A Cahalan( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Projects That Matter introduces project leaders and teams to the five basic elements of project design and describes in detail a six-step process for designing and implementing a project evaluation and disseminating evaluation findings. Written for the nonexpert, leaders in religious settings will find Cahalan's guidance clear and invaluable. Presenting evaluation as a form of collaborative inquiry, Cahalan show how leaders can use evaluation design to develop effective project plans and prepare case statements for donors or grant proposals for foundations. She introduces project planning and
The pastor's survival manual : 10 perils in parish ministry and how to handle them by Kenneth Alan Moe( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pastor's Survival Manual: 10 Perils in Parish Ministry and How to Handle Them
How to build a support system for your ministry by Roy M Oswald( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Completing the circle : reviewing ministries in the congregation by David R McMahill( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On his second day as association minister for the United Church of Christ, David McMahill received three phone calls from lay leaders who were looking for resources on ""how to evaluate our minister."" He knew of several churches in which a poorly constructed process for evaluating the ministers had spun out of control, however, and had gradually come to believe it is probably better for a church not to attempt an evaluation process at all than to do one carelessly or to naively use a design intended for a secular organization. Based on the needs he saw, McMahill began to work with numerous co
Hearts to God, hands to work : connecting spirituality and work by Steve Jacobsen( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where in the world are you? : connecting faith and daily life by Norma Cook Everist( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where in the World Are You?: Connecting Faith & Daily Life (Alban Institute Publication)
www.congregationalresources.org : a guide to resources for building congregational vitality by Richard Bass( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ever-increasing number of resources compete for the attention of congregational leaders. With a seemingly endless number of choices, finding the best resource on a particular topic for a specific congregation is an often daunting challenge. www.congregationalresources.org, is an invaluable companion to the groundbreaking online version of Alban Institute's and Indianapolis Center for Congregations' jointly researched and produced Congregational Resource Guide, launched in 2001 and accessed by thousands of seekers each week. The book conveniently and cogently puts the rich array of important resources into context by examining in depth, the key books, organizations, Web sites, and people that will help leaders gain an understanding of important issues facing their congregations. The book features ten overviews of important topics by widely recognized experts in their fields, including Amy Sherman on Community Ministry, Tom Fischer on Congregational Health, Lee Ramsey on Preaching, Paul Chaffee on Leadership, John Janka on Evaluation, and Jean Trumbauer on Lay Ministry. Each essay is accompanied by an annotated list of selected resources for researching further information. Helpful guides for using these valuable resources to promote and encourage congregational understanding and transformation are also included
Becoming the pastor you hope to be : four practices for improving ministry by Barbara J Blodgett( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming the Pastor You Hope to Be unapologetically urges clergy readers to develop practices that will help them become more excellent ministers. A long-time field educator, now serving as a denominational staff person responsible for ministerial formation, Barbara Blodgett believes excellence is a matter of doing simple things with care and consistency. Ministers who commit themselves to excellence will grow and flourish, and even become happier in ministry. Blodgett urges ministers to resist praise and instead to ask for feedback, to seek the company of mentors who are better than the reade
Pursuing pastoral excellence : pathways to fruitful leadership by Paul E Hopkins( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Pursuing Pastoral Excellence, pastoral counselor and educator Paul Hopkins aims to help pastoral leaders make a lasting and positive difference in the lives of the people and communities they serve. The heart of this book is the stories of seven ordinary pastors whose leadership has become extraordinary. Their stories not only highlight important characteristics and practices that nurture fruitful pastoral leadership, but they invite readers to examine their own stories, to think about the value of longevity in ministry, and to enhance the enduring impact of their own pastoral leadership. H
Cooperating congregations : portraits of mission strategies by Gilson A. C Waldkoenig( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooperating Congregations: Portraits of Mission Strategies
 
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In search of the unchurched
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Five challenges for the once and future churchDiscerning your congregation's future : a strategic and spiritual approachSingle in the church : new ways to minister with 52% of God's peopleBeyond the worship wars : building vital and faithful worshipNew harmonies : choosing contemporary music for worshipCompleting the circle : reviewing ministries in the congregationHearts to God, hands to work : connecting spirituality and workwww.congregationalresources.org : a guide to resources for building congregational vitality