General Online Resources

Here are some general resources online for Healthy Congregations

Helpful Websites

  • Natural Church Development
  • “Natural Church Development (NCD) is all about releasing the potential that God has already implanted in our lives.  Based on research in more than 70,000 churches on all six continents, NCD describes universal principles that are applicable regardless of culture or spiritual style.” (reposted from NCD website)

Assessment Resources

  • “Creating the conditions to nurture hope” by David L. Odom
  • (link to article)
  • Matrix Assessment Tool published by Metropolitan New York Synod of ELCA
  • link to pdf


  • One of 3 Blog Posts on “Habits of the Heart of Healthy Congreations”
  • “Three Marks of Healthy Congregations”
  • “Leading in a Culture of Change”
  • “The Messy Work of Renewal”
  • “What Makes a Congregation a Real Faith Community”

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