CCH E-News

We are working to bring you more relevant and up to date information in our newsletter each week.  The most recent edition was sent on Tuesday, August 2.  There is more than one way to subscribe: click on this link, read the latest edition, scroll to the bottom of the...

Healthy Church Blog

This week I read a wonderful blog by Elizabeth Mangham Lott, Ode to an Imperfect Church.  It could be entitled “Ode to a healthy church.” Elizabeth’s writing is a gift to the reader and this blog, in particular, made me pause.  When I work with a...

Last Year’s Nest

by Jill Crainshaw, Ph.D., Blackburn Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology at Wake Forest University School of Divinity Note: This post is the first in an Eastertide series being offered by a joint task force composed of members from the Church Growth and...

Lenten Journey–Pray and Reflect

By Beth Kennett Over the past few weeks, I have been in settings that have been preparing me for my Lenten journey—teaching a class on Ministry Leadership and Coaching Skills, participating in a Coach Training Program, working alongside of a congregational renewal...

More Looking

by Les Robinson Recently, Chris Gambill, Director of the Center, wrote a blog (A new year, a new look at congregations) about the Faith Communities Today 2015 national survey of American congregations. He was referring to their most recent survey. Since 2000, this...

The power of a glass half-full

By Chris Gambill It turns out that whether you view your filled-to-half-capacity glass as half-full or half-empty is much more than just a rhetorical question. It says a lot about how you tend to interpret situations and may indicate a tendency toward pessimism or...