A Look Ahead at 2019

2019 is quickly approaching and is bringing with it many opportunities. In the coming year, we will continue to offer: Consulting, coaching and guidance for interim ministry for congregations, clergy and judicatories. The Association for Intentional Interim Ministry...

Book Review by Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Morgan

THOMPSON, GEORGE B., JR. (2001).  How to Get Along with Your Church: Creating Cultural Capital for Doing Ministry.  The Pilgrim Press, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-1100; 151 pages in Paper Back Edition Prominently portrayed on the front cover of George B....

Do you need a church consultant?

by Rev. Chris Gambill, Ph.D. Fall is one of the seasons when the Center for Congregational Health staff typically sees an uptick in calls inquiring about church consulting. While it is often congregational conflict that prompts a call, there are many other situations...

Appreciative Inquiry–What is it?

Definitions of Appreciative Inquiry as shared on Appreciative Inquiry Commons at appreciativeinquiry.case.edu.   “Appreciative Inquiry is the cooperative search for the best in people, their organizations, and the world around them. It involves systematic discover of...

Training opportunities

The conventional approach to problem-solving in business or church is to discover the root cause of a problem and to fix it. Appreciative Inquiry takes a radically different approach: Discover the root of cause of success and improve it. Problems are acknowledged in...