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


Staff Liaisons: Helpful or Hurtful?

Many congregations assign to each staff member a personnel liaison: a lay leader who serves on the board or personnel committee and is charged with supporting that specific team member. Few congregations manage these liaison roles well, and as a result they often do more harm than good. Congregations appoint liaisons for a variety of […]

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What Cures Polarization?

This article is one of a five-part series on Polarization: What Causes Polarization by David Brubaker How to Lead While Polarized by Sarai Rice Four Guiding Principles for Managing a Polarized Congregation by Susan Beaumont When Polarization Becomes a Tug-of-War by Lawrence Peers What Cures Polarization by David Brubaker Over the last month we have […]

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