Online Resources: Purpose

These articles offer insight into developing healthy characteristics, building capacity for growth, and inspiration.


  • “Rebranded ELCA church is a place of welcome for believers and nonbelievers alike”
  • “Called to Purpose and Meaning”
  • “Imagining Congregational Identity”
  • “Myths about Communicating Congregational Identity”
  • “Congregations as Communities of Memory”

Helpful Websites

  • Congregational Resource Guide
    • Originally written as a Lutheran resource but it is an Alban suggested resource for developing and exploring congregational identity.


  • ABCD in Action
    • “ABCD in Action is your community – a place where we can learn together and from each other about how to apply the principles and practices of Asset-Based Community Development. Please join the discussion!”

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