Often, the need to respond quickly to a social crisis like homelessness leads congregations to jump into the creation of new ministries without proper evaluation for the fit.

In general, our research tells us that high performing congregations practice self-assessment and have processes in place for discernment and decision-making. This leads to more successful and sustainable ministry program development.

The Center for Congregations offers a wide range of resources for faith communities that are interested in learning how to leverage their strengths while building resources to address their weaknesses. The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool that gives congregations access to the resources they need to address challenges and grow. Visit their web page to learn more!