Factors for Successful Social Service Ministry Initiatives

Keeping Your Social Service Outreach Ministry Connected to Your Congregation– ideas for ways to use congregants’ assets in outreach ministry

Effective Congregations – great articles and books on leadership, developing vision, ideas to action, church assessment, and much more!

Resources for Outreach Ministry – books and articles on outreach ideas and a Christ-centered focus

Rapid Community Needs assessment – book for small groups and church leaders to walk through the process of a community needs assessment.

How to Identify Real Needs – An overview of what a community needs assessment is, steps to conduct a needs assessment, and tips for how to use the information you gather.

Why Do Community Listening? – One church’s take on the role of the church as a listener

Community Meetings/Community Listening Example – a simplified explanation of how a church might use community listening sessions.