of Detroit

"Transforming and Strengthening
Congregations to be
Missional, Pastoral, and Prophetic"

on-line documents

The Parish Paper
Previous Editions


2017 12--Does Our Pastor Need a Job Description

2017 11--Mistakes Churches Make During an Interim Ministry

2017 10--Short Term Mission Trips that Yield Long Term Success

2017 09--Equipping Volunteers Builds a Strong Church Community

2017 08--What Promotes Hope

2017 07--How Can We Help Immigrants

2017 06--Ministry in the Midst of Tragedy

2017 05--Financing the Local Church

2017 04--Reclaiming Small Church Ministry

2017 03--Guide to Good Governance

2017 02--How Do Congregations Respond to Interfaith Couples

2017 01--Conquering the Cutback Syndrome

2016 12--Can We Wait for God's Spark

2016 11--Does Your Congregation Suffer from Anxiety

2016 10--Keeping Up with the Pastors Pay

2016 09--What Keeps Congregations from Implementing New Ideas

2016 08--Multiple Roads to a Multicultural Congregation

2016 07--When Charity Brings Anything But Relief

2016 06--Making Congregations Greener

2016 05--How Do New People Hear about Your Church

2016 04--How to Deal with Church Conflict

2016 03--What Numbers Matter for Congregations

2016 02--The Payday Lending Crisis What Can Congregations Do

2016 01--How Ministry Teams Get Things Done

2015--12 Improving Church Communication

2015--11 Navigating the Currents of Endowments and Reserve Funds

2015 10--New Models for New Churches What Works

2015 09--Can Congregations Attract Young Adults

2015 08--How to Enhance the Ministry of Associate Pastors

2015 07--Congregational Strength is Always Plural

2015 06--2015 Could Lack of Curiosity Kill the Church

2015 05--2015 Seeking a Bivocational Calling for Pastors and Churches

2015 04--Finding God's New Call in the Same Place

2015 03--What Churches Can Do to Increase Social Media Security

2015 02--How to Avoid the Potholes on the Road to Retirement

2015 01--Our Future Pastors - Assessing the Pipeline

2014 12--How to Make the Most of a Consulting Process

2014 11--Should We Consider Closing Our Church

2014 10--How Can We Prevent Suicide

2014 09--How Churches Can Partner with Local Schools

2014 08--Do Your Mission and Method Fit Your Size

2014 07--2014 What Type of Follower Attends Our Church

2014 06--Caring for the Caregivers

2014 05--Welcoming Children with Autism

2014 04--eGiving Its about More Than Money

2014 03--Clergy Turnover Consequences

2014 02--A Parable about Pastoral Leadership

2014 01--Big Ministry Trends for 2014

2013 12--Why Sense of Belonging Matters

2013 11-- E-Newsletters Worth More Than You Know

2013 10-- Key Questions about Worship Attendance

2013 09-- Disaster Relief

2013 08-- Power of Clergy Groups

2013 07-- Great Recession Lessons

2013 06--Making Informed Decisions

2013 05-- Conversation Sand Traps

2013 04-- Oral Communication

2013 03--What Leadership Style Works

2013 02-- Downsize Staff Without Destroying Church

2013 01-- How to Avoid Pastor Burnout