The Parish Paper

The Parish Paper contains articles of interest for both the laity and clergy.  Click on the issues below to read whatever interests you.  Please be mindful of the covenant we have with the Parish Paper shown below the issues.

November 2011 – Should We Unleash the Power of Congregational Planning?
October 2011 – Why Do Smart Churches Make Dumb Decisions?
September 2011 – Why Do People Connect with Christ and a Congregation?
August 2011 – How to Prevent Bad Behavior during Times of Change
July 2011 – How to Select Quality Staff
June 2011 – What Is the Pastor’s Role in Church Finances?
May 2011 – When Does Success Lead to Failure?
April 2011 – Incoming Pastors: Building Smoother Transition Bridges
March 2011 – Does a Congregation’s Location Influence Its Effectiveness?
February 2011 – Accomplishing Worthy Goals: Being Smart Is not Enough
January 2011 – What Is Your Unconscious Intent?
December 2010 – Fifty Years Later: What Has Changed?
November 2010 – What Are the Big-Picture Trends in Congregations?
October 2010 – Why Are Worship Visitors Important?
September 2010 – Planning for the Unexpected Financial Crisis
August 2010 – How Much Should We Pay Our Pastor?
July 2010 – Should Our Congregation Use Internet Social Media?
June 2010 – Why Does Mentoring Succeed and Fail?
May 2010 – Generous Givers: A Product of Motivation and Methods
April 2010 – What Can We Learn from the Emerging Church Movement?
March 2010 – New Trends in Belonging
October 2009 – Women Pastors: Are Our Assumptions Accurate?
September 2009 – Do We Sing All Five Worship-Hymn Preferences?


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