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Survey: Thriving During Times of Challenge

The mission of the Center for Congregational Health is to help faith communities and their leaders thrive. With assistance from a grant through the Lilly Endowment Inc., the Center is preparing new educational, consulting and coaching resources to help us accomplish...

Group Coaching Cohort coming soon.

By Rev. Dr. Charity Roberson What does it look like to build a life that honors what really matters to me? Does how I spend my time reflect what I say I value? Does my ministry reflect what I say I value? After Elijah’s triumphant moment on Mount Carmel and a sign...

New Lilly Endowment Inc. Grant Awarded to the Center

In the spring of 2019, The Center for Congregational Health received an invitation from the Lilly Endowment to apply for a grant as part of a new initiative they are calling “Thriving Congregations.” Immediately, we began work researching this topic and...

Sirens and Warning Signs

One morning on my drive into work, I was in traffic, on the interstate, that was inching along—three lanes in each direction, barely moving.  I heard a siren in the distance, I looked in my rear-view mirror, I could not see lights flashing and I noticed that no one...

Are you thriving in ministry?

As you may have heard at the end of last year, we announced that the Wake Forest University School of Divinity, in partnership with Center for Congregational Health, was awarded a significant grant from the Lilly endowment. The money was given to support a new project...

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....