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The Parish Paper

The Parish Paper is published monthly by Herb Miller, Lyle E. Schaller and Cynthia Woolever. It offers "ideas and insights for active congregations" and has been a popular feature of churches nationwide for many years. We have a paid subscription to The Parish Paper and our purchase of a subscription to The Parish Paper INCLUDES:

Permission to provide copies to our staff and to the congregations within our jurisdiction in any of the following ways: E-mail, Postal, newspaper, newsletter, meetings, training events, and our Web site.

Permission for each member within our church to (a) photocopy or electronically distribute for local use as many copies as it needs, (b) post them on its Web site, and (c) quote sentences and paragraphs.

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Year Month Topic
2017 January Conquering the Cutback Syndrome
2016 December Can We Wait for God's Spark?
2016 November Does Your Congregation Suffer from Anxiety?
2016 October Keeping Up with the Pastor's Pay
2016 September What Keeps Congregations from Implementing New Ideas?
2016 August Multiple Roads to a Multi-Cultural Congregation
2016 July When Charity Brings Anything But Relief
2016 June Making Congregation Greener
2016 May How Do New People Hear About the Church?
2016 April How to Deal with Church Conflict?
2016 March What Numbers Matter for Congregations?
2016 February Payday Lending Crisis: What Can Congregations Do?
2016 January How Ministry Teams Get Things Done
2015 December Improving Church Communication
2015 November Navigating the Currents of Endowments and Reserve Funds
2015 October  
2015 September Can Congregations Attract Young Adults?
2015 August How to Enhance the Ministry of Associate Pastors
2015 July  
2015 June Could Lack of Curiosity Kill the Church?
2015 May Seeking a Bivocational Calling for Pastors and Church
2015 April Finding God's New Call in the Same Place
2015 March What Churches Can Do to Increase Social Media Security
2015 February How to Avoid the Potholes on the Road to Retirement
2015 January Our Future Pastors: Assessing the State of the Pipeline
2014 December How to Make the Most of a Consulting Process
2014 November Should We Consider Closing Our Church?
2014 October How Can We Prevent Suicide?
2014 September Back to School: How Churches Can Partner with Schools
2014 August Do Your Mission and Your Methods Fit Your Shoe Size?
2014 July What Type of Follower Attends Our Church
2014 June Caring for the Caregivers
2014 May How to Welcome Children with Autism and Their Families
2014 April eGiving: It's About More Than Money
2014 March The Consequences of Clergy Turnover
2014 February A Parable about Pastoral Leadership
2014 January Big Ministry Trends for 2014
2013 December Why a Sense of Belonging Matters
2013 November E-Newsletters: Worth More Than You Know
2013 October Growth or Decline: 10 Key Questions about Worship Attendance
2013 September Disaster Relief:Congregations in the Eye of the Storm
2013 August Power of Clergy Groups
2013 July Great Recession Lessons
2013 June Making Informed Decisions
2013 May Conversation Sand Traps
2013 April Oral Communication: How to Strenghthen our Effectiveness
2013 March What Leadership Style Works in Our Church?
2013 February Downsize Staff Without Destroying the Church
2013 January How to Avoid Pastor Burnout
2012 December How to Use Our 5 Senses During Advent
2012 November Maintaining Church Health in Declining Population County
2012 October Preventing Church Fraud
2012 September Where are the Unchurched?
2012 August Keys to Growing a Small Church.
2012 July What Message Are We Sending About Giving?
2012 June Mission Possible More Men in the Pews
2012 May How to Turn Bystanders into Active Disciples
2012 April How is Your Congregation's Health?
2012 March What Type of Future Are We Building?
2012 February How to Manage Change Resistance
2012 January How to Perfect Your Leadership Triangle
2011 December How Do We Successfully Launch a New Project
2011 November Should We Unleash the Power of Congregational Planning?
2011 October Why Do Smart Churches Make Dumb Decisions?
2011 September Why Do People Connect with Christ and a Congregation?
2011 August How to Prevent Bad Behavior during Times of Change
2011 July How to Select Quality Staff
2011 June What is the Pastor's Role in Church Finances?
2011 May When Does Success Lead to Failure?
2011 April Incoming Pastors:  Building Smoother Transition Bridges
2011 March Does a Congregation's Location Influence Its Effectiveness?
2011 February Accomplishing Worthy Goals: Being Smart Is not Enough!
2011 January What is Your Unconscious Intent?
2010 December Fifty Years Later
2010 November What are the Big Trends in Congregations?
2010 October Why are Worship Visitors Important?
2010 September Planning for the Unexpected Financial Crisis
2010 August How Much Should We Pay Our Pastor?
2010 July Should Our Congregation Use Internet Social Media?
2010 June Why does Mentoring Succeed and Fail?
2010 May Generous Givers: A Product of Motivation and Methods
2010 April What Can We Learn From The Emerging Church Movement?
2010 March New Trends in Belonging
2010 February Should We Fine-Tune our Church's Internal Culture?
2010 January Become Comfortable with Conflict: Step One to Moving Beyond It!
2009 December Are We a Leader-Sending Congregation?
2009 November Seven Roads to a Multicultural Congregation
2009 October Women Pastors: Are Our Assumptions Accurate?
2009 September Do We Sing All Five Worship - Hymn Preferences?
2009 August Shepherding Congregations through Grief Storms
2009 July Lay Testimonials Strengthen Financial Giving
2009 June One Congregation: Many Locations
2009 May Permanent Endowment Fund: Blessing and Temptation
2009 April What Do People Want in Their Pastor
2009 March Going into all the world: Church Website Basics
2009 February Should Our Congregation Offer More Choices
2009 January How to Identify Our Church's Unstated Assumptions
2008 December Does Your Window Limit Your View?
2008 November The Fun Factor Asset in Congregational Climate
2008 October Requirements for Membership: Which Ones Matter?
2008 September The Change Agent's Checklist
2008 August How Does Church Size Impact Decision Making?
2008 July Giving to Congregations: Have Patterns Changed?
2008 June "Teaching Moments" Stengthen Governing Board Meetings!
2008 May How Effective Is Our Financial Communication?
2008 April Making a Good Start with Your New Pastor
2008 March Church Members and Community Residents: Match or Mismatch
2008 February Shepherding New Ideas through Change-Resistance Minefields
2008 January What Core Values Drive Our Church ?
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