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Congregational Development staff


Minnesota Annual Conference

Blog Posts


Maximizing reach through social media


Compelling and transformational: Worship that changes lives


Denomination matters: United Methodism directs, connects


Assessing readiness for change


Breakthrough prayer


On the move


Moving from transactional service to transformational service


Getting out from under the dome


Practicing radical hospitality


Reach • Renew • Rejoice spiritual emphasis themes


Counting and measuring


13 traits of effective church planters apply to leaders of any new ministry


New church discoveries that all can learn from: Leveraging resources for impactful ministries


New churches’ discoveries that all churches can learn from: Redefining new member vows


Common barriers to congregational growth: Unresolved conflict


Common barriers to congregational growth: Lack of intentional discipleship


Common barriers to congregational growth: Shifting from welcome to invitation


Common barriers to congregational growth: forgetting to focus on worship


Common Barriers to Congregational Growth: Series entry #1


Churches’ circle of life


Vital congregation series conclusion: What’s happening with our reports?


Vital congregations entry #8: Why give to your church?


Vital Congregations series entry #7: Why support mission beyond the local church?


Vital congregations series entry #6: Why engage in service and outreach?


Vital congregations entry #5: Why participate in small groups?


Vital congregations series entry #4: Why start new small groups?


Join St. Croix Valley UMC in partnering with a new-church start


Vital Congregations entry #3: Why professions of faith?


Vital congregations series #1: Why measure?


Let’s ‘like’ growth!


Fly fishing or ice fishing?


Being church vs. doing church


Experimentation is the road to the future


Is our tent big enough?


Year of the sums


A third place


A new frontier


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