Perspectives for Congregational Leaders

The Congregational Consulting Group, organized in 2014 by former consultants of the Alban Institute, is a network of independent consultants. We publish weekly thoughts on topics of interest to leaders of congregations and other purpose-driven organizations.

—Dan Hotchkiss, editor

The Opportunity of a Lifetime

by John Wimberly Occasionally, congregations are presented astounding opportunities to grow. One of those opportunities is upon us. The opportunity is called the Millennial Generation. We have 80 million people between the ages of 18-33, 86% of whom say they believe in God, and we are bemoaning the future of our congregations? In Wisconsin, where […]

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Dr. David Brubaker joins the Consultants

A message from Susan Nienaber: I am so very pleased to announce that David Brubaker is joining our consulting group effective July 1st. I have known Dave for many years as someone who is a bright and skillful consultant and teacher, a great writer and colleague. Dave is no stranger to us. He wrote the […]

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“What’s Good about That?”

It’s good to pay attention to what’s going well. Most congregations—like most people—can accomplish more by building on their strengths than worrying about how to fix everything that could be better. Sometimes that’s all it takes. But at other times, wise leaders need to add an extra twist and ask, “What’s good about this?” This […]

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