The Parish Paper

The Parish Paper

The Parish Paper offers "ideas and insights for active congregations" and is co-edited monthly by  Dana Horrell and Cynthia Woolever. Go to The Parish Paper page for other editions and information on reprinting.

 

Published Articles


7/1/2021 - Is Drive-In Church a Good Idea?

6/1/2021 - Is it Time to Relocate?

5/24/2021 - The Parish Paper announces campaign to mobilize church leaders to increase number of COVID vaccinations

5/1/2021 - How Can We Overcome Barriers to Vaccination?

4/1/2021 - Readiness Is the Key to Congregational Change

3/1/2021 - How Can We Build Trust in a Vaccine?

2/1/2021 - Connect with Spiritual Seekers through the Arts

1/1/2021 - Build A Robust Network

12/1/2020 - Using Surveys to Guide Decision Making

11/1/2020 - Building Relationships in Livestream Worship

10/1/2020 - How to Foster Deep Listening Amid Political Difference

9/1/2020 - Getting Started with Livestreaming

8/1/2020 - Hospitality: Offering a Third Place to Gather

7/1/2020 - Care, Leadership, and Self-Renewal in Uncertain Times

6/1/2020 - Six Tools for Managing Volunteers

5/1/2020 - Yes, Congregations Can Learn New Habits

4/1/2020 - Enlist Specialists to Improve Outreach Ministry

3/1/2020 - What is the Emerging Church?

2/1/2020 - Get to Know the Community through Mapping

1/1/2020 - Repurpose Worship Space, Don’t Rebuild

12/1/2019 - Writing as a Tool for Community Engagement

11/1/2019 - Learning to Love Variety in Worship Song Selection

10/1/2019 - Let's Take a Walk: The Ministry of Accompaniment

9/1/2019 - A Team Approach to Worship Design

8/1/2019 - Learn More about Your Congregation through Focus Groups

7/1/2019 - Team Talk Can Strengthen Volunteer Ministry

6/1/2019 - Overcome Volunteer Burnout by Building Capacity

5/1/2019 - Tips for Starting and Managing a Worship Band

4/1/2019 - Building Your Community Ties with a Block Party

3/1/2019 - Media Technology for Worship

2/1/2019 - What is Contemporary Worship

1/1/2019 - Defining Church Vitality - Let Me Count the Ways

12/1/2018 - Getting to Know Our Neighbors

11/1/2018 - How to Develop Habits for Well-Being

10/1/2018 - Don’t Disagree, Deliberate: How to Lead Community Conversations in Your Church

9/1/2018 - Checking Up on Clergy Health: Assessing the Cost of Sacred Work

8/1/2018 - How to Raise Money for your Community Projects

7/1/2018 - Inviting, Informing, and Including Newcomers

6/1/2018 - Making the Nursery a Place of Belonging

5/1/2018 - How to Balance Hospitality and Church Security

4/1/2018 - Church Energy Use: Can We Harness Hope?

3/1/2018 - Finding Significance as a Small Church

2/1/2018 - Best Practices for Church Members Serving as Staff

1/1/2018 - 18 Questions for 2018

12/1/2017 - Does Our Pastor Need a Job Description?

11/1/2017 - Mistakes Churches Make During an Interim Ministry

10/1/2017 - Short-Term Mission Trips that Yield Long-Term Success

9/1/2017 - Equipping Volunteers Builds a Strong Community Church

8/1/2017 - What Promotes Hope?

7/1/2017 - How Can We Help Immigrants?

6/1/2017 - Ministry in the Midst of Tragedy

5/1/2017 - Financing the Local Church

4/1/2017 - Small is Big Again: Reclaiming Small Church Ministry

3/1/2017 - Guide to Good Governance

2/1/2017 - How Do Congregations Respond to Interfaith Couples?

1/1/2017 - Conquering the Cutback Syndrome

12/1/2016 - Can We Wait for God's Spark?

11/1/2016 - Does Your Congregation Suffer from Anxiety?

10/1/2016 - Keeping UP with the Pastor's Pay: Trends Behind Clergy Wages

9/1/2016 - What Keeps Congregations from Implementing New Ideas?

7/11/2016 - Multiple Roads to a Multicultural Congregation

7/1/2016 - When Charity Brings Anything But Relief

5/10/2016 - Making Congregations Greener

5/1/2016 - How Do New People Hear About Your Church?

4/1/2016 - How to Deal with Church Conflict

2/1/2016 - The Payday Lending Crisis: What Can Congregations Do?

1/1/2016 - How Ministry Teams Get Things Done

12/1/2015 - This Conversation ----- Again? Improving Church Communication

11/1/2015 - Navigating the Currents of Endowments and Reserve Funds

8/11/2015 - Can Congregations Reach Young Adults?

8/1/2015 - How to Enhance the Ministry of Associate Pastors

7/1/2015 - Congregational Strength is Always Plural

4/21/2015 - Seeking a Bivocational Calling for Pastors and Churches

3/2/2015 - What Churches Can Do to Increase Social Media Security

2/1/2015 - How to Avoid the Potholes on the Road to Retirement

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