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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.
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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 ?
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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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Alive Again: Recession and Recovery in the Churches

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/165
Author
Stackhouse, Reginald (Reginald Francis), 1925-2016
Publication Date
1999
Material Type
Book
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
WA31 .S72
Author
Stackhouse, Reginald (Reginald Francis), 1925-2016
Place
Toronto, On
Publisher
Anglican Book Centre
Publication Date
1999
Physical_Description
144 p.
Material Type
Book
Subjects
Church renewal
Religion - Canada
Congregational development
ISBN
1-55126-257-6
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
WA31 .S72
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Before we can start : Congregations say that want to move forward, but when movement starts they plant their feet and refuse to budge. They have to grieve their losses before they can advance

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article19731
Author
Lannon-Faris, Deborah
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
PMC (Practical Ministry in Canada)
Date
1995 November

Congregational megatrends

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog2567
Author
Woods, C. Jeff (Charles Jeffrey), 1958-
Publication Date
c1996
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
Trinity College, Graham Library
Call Number
BV 600.2 W66 1996
Author
Woods, C. Jeff (Charles Jeffrey), 1958-
Place
[Bethesda MD]
Publisher
Alban Institute
Publication Date
c1996
Physical_Description
viii, 165 p. ; 22.8 x 15.3 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"[By] C. Jeff Woods".
"This book is written as a resource to help pastors and laity (1) talk about the changes transpiring in congregations and (2) shape a new congregation for the future." "The seven megatrends that I see arising in our congregations are: a shift from mass evangelism to relational evangelism; a shift from tribal education to immigrant education; a shift from surrogate missions to hands-on missions; a shift from reasonable spirituality to mysterious spirituality; a shift from official leadership to gifted leadership; a shift from segmented programming to holographic programming; [and] a shift from secondary planning to primary planning". -- Intro.
Includes bibliographical endnotes.
Bibliography: pp. [159]-165.
Includes discussion questions at the end of each chapter.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part 2: Forming the Basis for the Megatrends -- The Church is Changing -- Painting the Big Picture -- Part 2: Megatrends -- From Mass Evangelism to Relational Evangelism -- From Tribal Education to Immigrant Education -- From Surrogate Missions to Hands-On Missions -- From Reasonable Spirituality to Mysterious Spirituality -- From Official Leadership to Gifted Leadership -- From Segmented Programming to Holographic Programming -- From Secondary Planning to Primary Planning -- Notes -- Bibliography.
Series
Alban Institute publication ; AL 169
Added Entry
Alban Institute
Subjects
Church renewal
Pastoral theology
Change - Religious aspects - Christianity
Evangelism - 20th century
Christian education - United States
Multiculturalism - Religious aspects - Christianity
Congregational development
Social justice - United States
Spirituality
Leadership - Religious aspects - Christianity
Mission of the church
ISBN
1-56699-165-X
Call Number
BV 600.2 W66 1996
Location
Trinity College, Graham Library
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Coping with change

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article16250
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1994 May

Demographic, cultural changes key to declining church membership: Sociologist of religion: Research also finds common threads in growing congregations

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article42356
Author
Gardner, Matt
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2020 January
Author
Gardner, Matt
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2020 January
Volume
146
Issue
1
Page
16-17
Notes
"Joel Thiessen, a professor of sociology* at Ambrose University, a Christian university in Calgary, has written four books that deal with the sociology of religion. As director of the Flourishing Congregation Institute, Thiessen has also studied thriving congregation in various Christian denominations" (p. 16). With regard to recent statistics showing continuing membership declines, "Thiessen acknowledges that membership is falling across all mainline Protestant churches in Canada" (p. 16). "In the particular case of the Anglican Church of Canada, Thiessen believes that changing immigration flow has been the leading factor behind the drop in membership. Several decades ago, he says, the Anglican church benefited greatly from mass immigration to Canada from Western Europe, particularly England" (p. 16). "The second demographic factor behind the decreasing number of Canadian Anglicans is the church's aging membership, he says. The proportion of young people in the church shrank over the last generation" (p. 16). "Along with the widespread view of Christianity as conservative, the decline in people who identify as Christians since the 1960s may have been affected by perceived scandals and hypocrisies within the church, Thiessen says" (p. 17). "The Flourishing Congregations Institute, Thiessen says, has found a number of factors that thriving congregations tend to have in common" (p. 17). "Factors thriving congregations tend to have in common: 1. They emphasize leadership and intentionally develop the next generation of leaders. 2. They engage with the local community to improve people's lives. 3. They embrace discipleship -- and helping disciples teach other disciples. 4. They offer worship experiences that draw people in" (p. 16). "Increasing the number of young people in the church, Thiessen says, 'starts with having some younger demographics in your church to begin with who are having children and reproducing, and then actually taking faith socialization seriously within the home. That's your starting point" (p. 17). "The number-one reason a person joins a faith community, [Thiessen] says, is that someone they know has personally invited them. When young people who are part of a subculture invite their friends to participate in shared activities, such as a youth hangout at church on Friday night, their enthusiasm can be contagious. Thiessen says there remains much more to religious life today that might be suggested by statistics showing membership decline in some denomination" (p. 17).
*Errata statement published on p. 5 of February 2020 issue of Anglican Journal: "The article 'Demographic, cultural changes key to declining church membership: Sociologist of religion' in the January 2020 issue should have stated that the title of Joel Thiessen at Ambrose University is professor of sociology [not 'theology' as originally in article]. The 'Journal' apologizes for the error".
Subjects
Thiessen, Joel, 1981-
Christian sociology - Canada
Religion - Canada - Statistics
Anglican Church of Canada - Statistics
Anglican Church of Canada - Forecasting
Anglican Church of Canada - Demographics - 21st century
Church growth - Canada
Church renewal - Canada
Congregational development
Flourishing Congregations Institute
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Developing your small church's potential

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog8023
Author
Dudley, Carl S. (Carl Safford), 1932-2009
Publication Date
c1988
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
St Paul's-Ottawa
Call Number
BV 637.8 D82 1988
Author
Dudley, Carl S. (Carl Safford), 1932-2009
Place
Valley Forge PA
Publisher
Judson Press
Publication Date
c1988
Physical_Description
96 p. ; 21.5 x 14 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"[By] Carl S. Dudley [and] Douglas Alan Walrath".
"Douglas Alan Walrath, General Editor".
"Second printing, 1989". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references.
"Small church are not smaller versions of large churches. They are qualitatively, as well as quantitatively, different. Nor do the insights that pastors gain in ministry with small congregations transfer directly to larger congregations. In my own experience those who minister well and are happy in small churches rarely are as happy or effective when they move to large churches. Church members who are nurtured and who are effective lay leaders in small churches rarely find similar nurture or are as able to serve when small churches become larger. Small churches deserve to be dealt with in their own right. Denominational programs in education, outreach, and stewardship that are designed for large churches rarely suit the needs of small congregations. To develop the potential of small congregations, those who lead them and who provide resources for them need to appreciate their potential as small churches". -- Foreword, pp. 3-4.
Contents: Foreword / Douglas Alan Walrath -- Preface / Carl S. Dudley and Douglas Alan Walrath -- How Change is Challenging Small Churches -- Discovering the Connections -- Integrating Community Change into the Small Church -- Small Congregations that Change Communities.
Each chapter includes "Questions for Discussion and Reflection".
Series
Small church in action
Added Entry
Walrath, Douglas Alan, 1933-
Subjects
Small churches
Congregational development
ISBN
0-8170-1120-X
Call Number
BV 637.8 D82 1988
Location
St Paul's-Ottawa
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Developing your small church's potential

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog737
Author
Dudley, Carl S. (Carl Safford), 1932-2009
Publication Date
c1988
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BV 637.8 D82 1988
Author
Dudley, Carl S. (Carl Safford), 1932-2009
Place
Valley Forge PA
Publisher
Judson Press
Publication Date
c1988
Physical_Description
96 p.
Material Type
Book
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
"Small church are not smaller versions of large churches. They are qualitatively, as well as quantitatively, different. Nor do the insights that pastors gain in ministry with small congregations transfer directly to larger congregations. In my own experience those who minister well and are happy in small churches rarely are as happy or effective when they move to large churches. Church members who are nurtured and who are effective lay leaders in small churches rarely find similar nurture or are as able to serve when small churches become larger. Small churches deserve to be dealt with in their own right. Denominational programs in education, outreach, and stewardship that are designed for large churches rarely suit the needs of small congregations. To develop the potential of small congregations, those who lead them and who provide resources for them need to appreciate their potential as small churches". -- Foreword, pp. 3-4.
Contents: How Change is Challenging Small Churches -- Discovering the Connections -- Integrating Community Change into the Small Church -- Small Congregations that Change Communities.
Each chapter includes "Questions for Discussion and Reflection".
Series
Small church in action
Added Entry
Walrath, Douglas Alan, 1933-
Subjects
Small churches
Congregational development
ISBN
0-8170-1120-X
Call Number
BV 637.8 D82 1988
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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