For Congregations of all Faiths
The process described in this book will be helpful to congregations of all faiths. This “how-to” guide describes an in-reach initiative directed toward a congregational transformation from being programmatic/transactional-based to being relationship based. Values, especially the sacred value of relationships, are the focus of this process. Enriching relationships may be a key factor in member retention and attracting new members
Member/member relationships are addressed with suggestions for getting started and various projects dedicated to that end. The transformation of member/congregation relationships are the focus of the change from a standard annual commitment (dues) system to a voluntary pledge system for member’s financial support of the congregation. Congregational readiness, marketing, and evaluation are presented. Appendices of materials used – a check list, monthly bulletin articles, letters to the members, etc. – are included making this a usable guide or workbook for congregation leaders.
Dr. Tussy Shnider's new book, One Congregations Journey of Change: A Guide to Enriching Relationships in our Congregation will be out this fall. This “how to” book describes the steps taken by a Reform Jewish congregation to transform their culture from a transactional, program-based organization to one focused on the sacredness of relationships.
For more information email Dr. Shnider at Author@DrTussyShnider.com., or visit online.