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Living into the New World: How Cultural Trends Affect Your Congregation:(dvd)

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Living into the New World: How Cultural Trends Affect Your Congregation (An Alban Institute program with Gil Rendle) 40 mins. divided into 2 sessions The context in which congregational leaders live and do ministry often feels like a wilderness.  In this video, Alban Institute senior consultant Gil Rendle describes key trends in our culture that affect the work of faith communities.  Changes in core values  the drift from deferred pleasure to instant gratification, the increasing empjasis on the individual, and a shift from a culture of sameness to one of diversity  all have changed our...

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Family Process and Process Theology

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FAMILY PROCESS AND PROCESS THEOLOGY – Friedman connects family process theory to process theology in a groundbreaking examination of three theological questions: How can evil exist when God is good and all-powerful? How can one strive for self-identity yet teach the limits of self? Does all idolatry stem from the quest for certainty? He suggests a powerful new concept of our relationship to God: a God who contracts with people rather than coercing them, thus giving them freedom to make mistakes. The implications for personal relationships are profound.

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For the Bible Tells Me So

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FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO – Does God really condemn loving homosexual relationships? Is the chasm separating Christianity from gays and lesbians too wide to cross? Is the Bible an excuse to hate? These questions and more are answered in this award winning documentary, which reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture – and reveals that religious anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon a misinterpretation of the Bible. Through the experiences of five Christian families, we discover how people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child. Offering healing, clarity,...

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Eight Fearless Questions: An Inquiry with Margaret Wheatley

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Eight Fearless Questions: An inquiry with Margaret WheatleyJoin Dr. Margaret Wheatley, renowned author and teacher, in exploring eight questions designed to help you develop clarity about your work and the contribution you want to offer at this troubled time. In her gentle but forceful way, Dr. Wheatley takes us deeper into the questions of identity, reality, and our capacity to discover fearlessness for the people and issues we most care about. 1. Does the world need me to be fearless?2. Who do I choose to be for this world?3. How do I name myself?4. Can I bear witness to what is?5. Can I...

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M&P 101 DVD

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A LIGHT-HEARTED GUIDE ON HOW TO HAVE AN EFFECTIVE Ministry and Personnel Committee in your church

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Focus Your Vision

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How can we find our direction, our purpose? When we combine our energy and passion with our focused visions, we give ourselves direction and power. Dewitt Jones’s newest release, Focus Your Vision, encourages us to develop our visions and turn them into reality. When we connect with our visions, and in doing so, release our passion; we have a better understanding of who we are, what we stand for, and where we are going. Dream the dream, find that extraordinary vision, and keep it in focus.

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Celebrate What’s Right with the World

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In Celebrate What’s Right With The World, Dewitt Jones asks: Do we choose to see possibilities? Do we really believe they’re there? He assures us that there is always more than one right answer. Celebrating what’s right with the world helps us recognize the possibilities and find solutions for many of the challenges before us. This inspirational, best-selling training program utilizes stunning photography and powerful dialogue to help viewers approach their lives with celebration, confidence, and grace.

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What Size Should We Be? Visioning the In-Between Church: Alice Mann

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What Size Should We Be?: Visioning the In-Between Church (An Alban Institute video with Alice Mann) 66 mins divided into 4-5 sessions This video incorporates and expands on many of the ideas in Alice Mann’s book The In-Between Church: Navigating Size Transitions in Congretations (Alban, 1998).  The video provides congregational leaders with a provocative, comprehensive guide to the theory of size transition.  In addition, Mann outlines steps for exploring what hasw been happening in a congregation and possible solutions that will help members discover and carry out the ministry to which...

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Living into the New World: How Cultural Trends Affect Your Congregation: Gil Rendle

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Living into the New World: How Cultural Trends Affect Your Congregation (An Alban Institute video with Gil Rendle) 40 mins. divided into 2 sessions The context in which congregational leaders live and do ministry often feels like a wilderness.  In this video, Alban Institute senior consultant Gil Rendle describes key trends in our culture that affect the work of faith communities.  Changes in core values  the drift from deferred pleasure to instant gratification, the increasing empjasis on the individual, and a shift from a culture of sameness to one of diversity  all have changed our...

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The Other Ten Commandments

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Healthy Congregations: The Other Ten Commandments – Rev. Kendall Harrison

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