Congregational Resources

The Congregational Resource Guide

Is one-stop “shopping” for many resources.  This is basically the “Google” for congregational resourcing!

Counseling | Coaching | Mental Health | Congregational Care

If you are in need of mental health or coaching resources for yourself or your congregation we highly recommend the Samaritan Counseling Center of the Capital Region.  Samaritan has offices around the Presbytery is is our go-to resource for clergy and congregations.  Contact Dr. Keli Rugenstein who is the Director of the Clergy and Congregation Consulting Program.  Keli’s group can assist your congregation with needs around organizational change, conflict management and they administer the Congregational Assessment Tool through Holy Cow! Consulting.

Congregational Coaching

Silver Bay Presbytery Meeting, June 4, 2016
Associate for Congregations Report, The Rev. Dr. Timothy Coombs

Congregational coaching seeks to bring a group of representative leaders together to discover and plan for a new path forward for the church.  Can a congregation do all this without a coach?  Perhaps, but why would you want to do so.  It is much easier with a coach. A congregation is less likely to get off track than without one. You can learn more in Tim’s blog: Congregational Coaching.

Communication Resources

Online and Social Media

  • #chsocm (Weekly Twitter class for congregational leaders about social media best practices)
  • TechSoup (an online shopping center for nonprofits where you can get software at a discounted rate)
  • NonProfit Tech for Good (great webinars, resources and best practices.  Hosts a weekly informational newsletter)

Educational Resources


Stewardships/Funds Development

Congregational Change

We continue to build resources all the time!  

If you have resources to add please send them to [email protected] and we’d be glad to add them to this growing resource list.