Tag: Congregational Development


Studying Your Congregation & Community

When it comes to community engagement and outreach; or to strengthening your congregation; or to communications strategy, there’s one rule of thumb that crosses all boundaries and is always a good idea: Know your audience. […]

God is Goosebumpy

By Julie Simonton, Officer for Congregational Development and Stewardship Tax breaks are almost the last reason people give to your church. People give their work, their wisdom … and their wealth … because the church […]

Focusing on God’s Abundant Grace

By the Rev. Kathy Guin, Rector of St. Margaret’s, Woodbridge One of the great gifts about going to a conference is that you get to meet new people and this was definitely the case when […]

Staff Development

At the diocesan offices, we spend a good deal of time thinking about how we can better equip our staff to serve our Diocese better. That might mean creating new resources, hosting new workshops or […]

Church Talk

Here’s a roundup of trending topics in the church world this week. What’s on your mind?  In his article, “RIP, average attendance,” David L. Odom explores the signs of a shift in congregational culture.  Holly […]