Category Archives: tools for mininsters

Appreciative Inquiry

Of late, it seems that ministers are regularly advised to take lessons from business models. Whether inspiring volunteers or organizing a fundraiser, we’re urged to look to corporate gurus like Tom Peters. Being masters of human psychology, these people do … Continue reading

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Virtually News pt 2.

What makes for a good congregational newsletter? Should it be purely informational, or should it have articles on theology? And what approach should the minister take in the publication? When I was a small church minister, I took over the … Continue reading

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virtually news – part 1

This is my third blog post. Like most ministers and rabbis, I have plenty to say and no end of opinions. Right now I am between congregations, but as a minister I had the forums of pulpits, newsletter articles, the … Continue reading

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It’s All in the Family

One of my mentors, Rev. Charles Gravenstine, believes that the only really effective kind of pre-marital counseling is to have the couple prepare and discuss Genograms. Genograms are family trees of behavior that were developed by Monica McGoldrick and Randy Gerson. A … Continue reading

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