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44 ways to expand the teaching ministry of your church

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog1830
Author
Schaller, Lyle E. (Lyle Edwin), 1923-2015
Publication Date
c1992
Material Type
Book
Location
U. of T. Libraries
Call Number
BV 1471.2 S26 1992
Author
Schaller, Lyle E. (Lyle Edwin), 1923-2015
Place
Nashville, TN
Publisher
Abingdon Press
Publication Date
c1992
Physical_Description
159 p. ; 21.5 x 14 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"[By] Lyle E. Schaller".
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Introduction -- What Are Your Priorities ? -- What Are Your Criteria ? -- A Critical Variable -- What Is the Institutional Context ? -- Fifteen Benchmarks -- Who Is the Client ? -- Building in Continuity -- Function, Theme, or Organization ? -- Fifteen Questions for the Sunday School -- Why Have Adult Classes ? -- What is the Role of Parents ? -- What is the Role of the Vacation Bible School ? -- Where are the Men ? -- The Nursery -- Entry Points and Assimilation -- Notes.
Added Entry
Forty-four ways to expand the teaching ministry of your church
Subjects
Christian education
Sunday schools
Congregational development
ISBN
0-687-13289-4
Call Number
BV 1471.2 S26 1992
Location
U. of T. Libraries
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44 ways to increase church attendance

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog2423
Author
Schaller, Lyle E. (Lyle Edwin), 1923-2015
Publication Date
c1988
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
U. of T. Libraries
Call Number
BV 652.5 S29 1988
Author
Schaller, Lyle E. (Lyle Edwin), 1923-2015
Place
Nashville TN
Publisher
Abingdon Press
Publication Date
c1988
Physical_Description
128 p. : ill. ; 21.3 x 13.3 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"[By] Lyle E. Schaller".
"Illustrated by Edward Lee Tucker".
"When all is said and done, however, there are only two, not forty-four, ways to increase attendance in any congregation. One is to increase the frequency of attendance of those who are now attending. .... The second approach is to reach more people. .... Many of the suggestions in this book are designed to increase the frequency of attendance. Others are designed to attract first-time visitors and a few are included to increase the probability that first-time visitors will return the following Sunday". -- Intro., p. 14, 15.
Contents: Introduction -- Being with the Worship Experience -- Review the Schedule -- What Are Your Operational Policies ? -- The Power of Program -- Real Estate Considerations Do Influence Attendance -- Institutional Factors -- What Next ?
Added Entry
Forty-four ways to increase church attendance
Tucker, Edward Lee, illus.
Subjects
Church attendance
Congregational development
Church renewal
Worship
ISBN
0-687-13287-8
Call Number
BV 652.5 S29 1988
Location
U. of T. Libraries
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Activating the passive church : diagnosis and treatment

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog2421
Author
Schaller, Lyle E. (Lyle Edwin), 1923-2015
Publication Date
1990, c1981
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
U. of T. Libraries
Call Number
BV 600.2 S293 1981
Author
Schaller, Lyle E. (Lyle Edwin), 1923-2015
Place
Nashville TN
Publisher
Abingdon Press
Publication Date
1990, c1981
Physical_Description
159 p. ; 21.4 x 13.2 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"[By] Lyle E. Schaller".
"Copyright 1981. Tenth Printing 1990". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical endnotes.
"Written for both lay and ordained congregational leaders, this timely book diagnoses the causes of church passivity. and formulates a method for combatting the problem. Dr. Schaller classifies churches according to their internal dynamics (rather than denomination or geographical location), and demonstrates how many have overcome the 'twenty-year syndrome' -- that awkward time when relatively new churches tend to lose their sense of direction. He also shows how churches can make a smooth transition from one pastor to another, and now new members can be used in establishing an effective church program". -- back cover.
Contents: Introduction -- What is Your Classification System ? -- What is a Passive Church ? -- How Do We Redefine Role ? -- What Are the Alternatives ? -- New Members: Assets or Liabilities ? -- Passivity During the Honeymoon -- What Are Your Assumptions ? -- Notes.
Subjects
Church renewal
Congregational development
ISBN
0-687-00716-X
Call Number
BV 600.2 S293 1981
Location
U. of T. Libraries
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The care and feeding of volunteers

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog743
Author
Johnson, Douglas W., 1934-
Publication Date
c1978
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BV 4400 J53 1978
Author
Johnson, Douglas W., 1934-
Place
Nashville TN
Publisher
Abgindon
Publication Date
c1978
Physical_Description
125 p. ; 20 x 13.2 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"[By] Douglas W. Johnson".
"The issue of volunteers in the church is a vital one. The crux of the issue is not their availability. It is the manner in which they are recruited, trained, encouraged, supported, and allowed freedom to perform their jobs as ministry. In the church, the vitality of volunteers is directly controlled by the attitudes and feelings of the pastor and church leaders. This book deals with enabling volunteers in the church. Any criticism of pastors or church staff or church leaders in the book is based on the conviction that they have the power to release or inhibit volunteer energy in the church". -- Preface.
Contents: Foreword / Lyle E. Schaller -- Preface -- Volunteers in the Church -- Identifying and Recruiting Volunteers -- Giving Assignments -- Helping Volunteers Plan -- Running Meetings -- Training.
Colophon: Manufactured by the Parthenon Press at Nashville Tennessee, United States of America.
Series
Creative leadership series
Added Entry
Schaller, Lyle E. (Lyle Edwin), 1923-2015
Subjects
Church work
Volunteers
ISBN
0-687-04669-6
Call Number
BV 4400 J53 1978
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Choices for churches

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article4700
Author
Schaller, Lyle E. (Lyle Edwin), 1923-2015
Journal
Living Church
Date
1990 October 14
Author
Schaller, Lyle E. (Lyle Edwin), 1923-2015
Journal
Living Church
Date
1990 October 14
Volume
201
Issue
16
Page
6
Notes
Schaller demonstrates clearly why mainline churches are shrinking in numbers while parishioners are growing older.
Subjects
Church management - Book reviews
Church growth - Book reviews
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Choices for churches

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article8124
Author
Schaller, Lyle E. (Lyle Edwin), 1923-2015
Reviewer
Hanley, Timothy E.
Record Type
Book Review
Journal
Christian Ministry
Date
1991 July - August

Forty-four questions for church planters

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog2384
Author
Schaller, Lyle E. (Lyle Edwin), 1923-2015
Publication Date
c1991
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BV 652.24 S34 1991
Author
Schaller, Lyle E. (Lyle Edwin), 1923-2015
Place
Nashville TN
Publisher
Abingdon Press
Publication Date
c1991
Physical_Description
192 p. : ill. ; 21.4 x 13.6 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"[By] Lyle E. Schaller".
"Illustrated by Edward Lee Tucker".
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Introduction -- Why Start New Churches ? -- Three Crucial Variables -- Adoptions and Divisions -- The Multi-Site Option -- Where Do We Meet ? -- How Large ? -- Who, Why, and How ? -- Can Alexander Graham Bell Help Us ? -- Should We Use Direct Mail ? -- Twelve Questions on Identity -- Those Pioneer Volunteer Leaders -- The Place of Missions -- Six Questions on Real Estate and Finances -- Why Is Continued Growth So Important ? -- A Denominational Perspective -- Notes.
Added Entry
44 questions for church planters
Tucker, Edward Lee
Subjects
Church development
Church growth
Congregational development
Evangelism - Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Evangelistic work
Church planting
ISBN
0-687-13284-3 (alk. paper)
Call Number
BV 652.24 S34 1991
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Good news in growing churches

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog842
Publication Date
c1990
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BR 515 G59 1990
Place
New York NY
Publisher
Pilgrim Press
Publication Date
c1990
Physical_Description
viii, 343 p. : ill. ; 23 x 15 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"Edited by Robert L. Burt".
"Foreword by Lyle E. Schaller".
"Postscript by John H. Westerhoff III".
"The stories of seventeen United Church of Christ congregations -- African American and Anglo, Filipino and Hispanic -- from coast to coast that are growing in numbers, program, outreach and devotion". -- back cover.
"This book illustrates in scores of ways how churches that are both sensitive and responsive to the needs of the people, that speak to people on their personal and religious pilgrimage, and that are faithful in proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ are neither boring nor irrelevant". -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword / Lyle E. Schaller -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction / Robert L. Burt -- How We Set Ourselves on Fire: First United Church of Christ, Jupiter, Florida / Ned Barnes -- A Black Congregation in a White Church: Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago / Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. -- By Faith Together !: First Community Church, Columbus, Ohio / Barry L. Johnson -- God Will Not Fail: South Haven United Church of Christ, Bedford, Ohio / Martha Swan -- Awaking a Sleeping Giant: First Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, Nebraska / Otis E. Young -- How an Old Historic Church Became New: First Church of Christ, Wethersfield, Connecticut / Donald W. Morgan -- Witness to the Power of the Holy Spirit: Spanish Evangelical Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts / Felix Carrion -- Miracle at the Asylum: Asylum Hill Congregational Church, Hartford, Connecticut / James L. Kidd -- A New Church in a New Land: First Filipino-American United Church of Christ, San Bruno, California / Erasto L. Arenas -- Where in Heaven is Angels Camp ?: Union Congregational Church, Angels Camp, California / Ardie Kendig-Higgins -- Journey Toward Interdependence: First Spanish United Church of Christ, Chicago / Samuel Acosta -- Creative Caring in a Growing Church: Immanuel United Church of Christ, Shillington, Pennsylvania / Robert L. Rhoads -- The Power of the Worship Experience in a Growing Church: St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Chicago / Thomas P. Henry -- Building the Beloved Community: Colonial Church of Edina, Edina, Minnesota / Arthur A. Rouner, Jr. -- Growing By Giving Yourself Away: Church of the Beatitudes, Phoenix, Arizona / Culver H. Nelson -- Miracle of Renewal: Mt. Zwingli United Church of Christ, Wadsworth, Ohio / Jerald W. Baker -- Beginning Ministry in a New Parish: First Congregational Church, Appleton, Wisconsin / John T. McFadden -- Postscript / John H. Westerhoff III.
Added Entry
Burt, Robert L.
Schaller, Lyle E. (Lyle Edwin), 1923-2015
Westerhoff, John H. (John Henry), 1933-2022
Acosta, Samuel
Arenas, Erasto L.
Baker, Jerald W.
Barnes, Ned
Carrion, Felix
Henry, Thomas P.
Johnson, Barry L.
Kendig-Higgins, Ardie
Kidd, James L.
McFadden, John T.
Morgan, Donald W.
Nelson, Culver H.
Rhoads, Robert I.
Rouner, Arthur A.
Swan, Martha
Wright, Jeremiah A.
Young, Otis E.
Subjects
Church growth - United Church of Christ - Case studies
Church growth - United churches - Case studies
Church growth - United States - Case studies
Congregational development - United Church of Christ
ISBN
0-8298-0872-8
Call Number
BR 515 G59 1990
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Leading churches through change

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog2427
Author
Walrath, Douglas Alan, 1933-
Publication Date
1987, c1979
Material Type
Book
Location
U. of T. Libraries
Call Number
BV 652.25 W34 1979
Author
Walrath, Douglas Alan, 1933-
Place
Nashville TN
Publisher
Abingdon Press
Publication Date
1987, c1979
Physical_Description
124 p. ; 20 x 13 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"[By] Douglas Alan Walrath".
"Creative Leadership Series. Lyle E. Schaller, Editor."
"This book deals with problems of change in the church. In real life, there are as many failures as there are successes. Here are six case studies of typical churches, their problems, and some solutions, along with creative suggestions that can be applied to many situations" -- back cover.
Contents: Foreword / Lyle E. Schaller -- Preface -- A Little Church Discovers a Big Potential -- How to Succeed or Fail by Merging -- The Hazards of Ministry in a Changing Community -- The Palatine Cluster: A Surprisingly Mixed Blessing -- A New Church That Didn't Make It -- An Old Church Reaches a New Generation -- The Challenge of Leadership in a Time of Change.
Series
Creative leadership series
Added Entry
Schaller, Lyle E. (Lyle Edwin), 1923-2015
Subjects
Church growth - Case studies
Pastoral theology - Case studies
Change - Religious aspects - Christianity
Parishes - Mergers - Case studies
Church renewal - United States - Case studies
ISBN
0-687-21270-7
Call Number
BV 652.25 W34 1979
Location
U. of T. Libraries
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The Middle-sized church : problems and prescriptions

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog2420
Author
Schaller, Lyle E. (Lyle Edwin), 1923-2015
Publication Date
1989 c1985
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BV 652 S326 1985
Author
Schaller, Lyle E. (Lyle Edwin), 1923-2015
Place
Nashville TN
Publisher
Abingdon Press
Publication Date
1989 c1985
Physical_Description
160 p. ; 20.1 x 13.5 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"[By] Lyle E. Schaller".
"Copyright 1985. Fifth printing 1989". -- verso of t.-p.
Companion volume to the author's 'The multiple staff and the larger church' and 'The small church is different'. -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical endnotes.
"Middle-sized churches (100-200 worshippers) have always been unwieldy and difficult to grapple with. They are not close-knit families, like small churches. They are not staff-centered and as highly structured as large churches. Instead, Lyle E. Schaller argues, they are most easily distinguished by their personalities -- no two of which are alike ! So any strategy of ministry or service must be designed to fit the unique characteristics of the congregation. Lyle E. Schaller demonstrates how 'congregational culture' determines church personality. He explores the many problems -- notably poor self-image -- that tend to plague middle-sized churches. And, with a lively and entertaining use of real-life examples, he offers help for dealing with such issues as fellowship, staffing, decision-making and finances". -- back cover.
Contents: Preface / Lyle E. Schaller -- What is the Middle-Sized Church ? -- No Two Are Alike ! -- Six Key Personalities -- Act Your Size ! -- The Awkward-Sized Church -- Financing the Middle-Sized Church -- Notes.
Colophon: Manufactured by the Parthenon Press, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America.
Subjects
Church management
Middle-sized churches
Parishes - Psychology
ISBN
0-687-26948-2
Call Number
BV 652 S326 1985
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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