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Book reviews, quotes, and recommendations

Phrases You Should Never Use Around Church Members

We all have that painful memory of a moment when our emotions got the better of us during a moment of reactivity. As soon as we said those words we regretted them, or, if not immediately, then eventually, as the … Continue reading

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What makes for an effective leadership team?

Leadership, by its nature, is an isolating enterprise. And while leadership can be a lonely state of being, too many in leadership come to believe that a leader needs to stand apart, and sometimes to stand alone. But effective leadership … Continue reading

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A Family Genogram Workbook: Tenth printing!

We have just received the delivery of the tenth printing of A Family Genogram Workbook by Galindo, Boomer, and Reagan. We’re pleased with its success (and its steady sales!). We have a few on hand that qualify for discounts, so … Continue reading

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Personality type and religious leadership

Personality Type and Religious Leadership reports the result of research done by Roy M. Oswald and Otto Kroeger at the former Alban Institute. Around 1983 Oswald began using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to help church professionals across denominations understand … Continue reading

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Authentic Spirituality

A review of Barry Callen’s book, Authentic Spirituality, at the Along the Journey blogsite. “… beyond dead orthodoxy to the authentic Christian faith of the heart…” Please like & share:

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Planning for Christian Education Formation released

The new book by GRACE members Israel Galindo and Marty Canaday, Planning for Christian Education Formation: A Community of Faith Approach (Chalice Press) is immediately available in print and e-book format. Please like & share:

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Best books critique ever

Brian Gumm offers a well-written review and critique of The Hidden Lives of Congregations. Please like & share:

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Galindo’s new book reviewed

You can read a review of Galindo’s new book, Perspectives on Congregational Leadership at the Resource Center website. While there, visit other spots on the website for updates on resources for you and your congregation. Especially if your church is … Continue reading

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Utterly shameless self-promotion

The new book, Perspectives on Congregational Leadership: Applying systems thinking for effective leadership has just been released. In sociology the term “positive deviance” identifies the behaviors that bring about effectiveness and success in those situations where something that should not … Continue reading

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Shameless self promotion

The upcoming book by GRACE members Israel Galindo and Marty Canaday, Planning and Organizing for Christian Education Formation: A Community of Faith Approach (Chalice Press) will be released in March of 2010. Please like & share:

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