The core service of the Parish Resource Center is on-the-job training and personal guidance for clergy and laity. Our professional consultants serve as adjunct staff of subscribing congregations.
They know how to listen and discern the uniqueness of each congregation and person who uses the Center. This enables us to provide sensitive guidance to people who want to give their best in service.
Each consultant has specialized skills, but all are able to assist with the varied challenges facing congregations today. They have professional training, practical experience, and abundant creativity.
Subscribers do not need to have everything worked out in advance. Our consultants help clarify tasks, develop plans, and find the best materials to carry them out. They help eliminate the anxiety of wondering what to do and how to do it.
Consultants prefer to meet with subscribers face to face. However, they also are available by telephone, Internet, fax, or U.S. postal service. Last year over 40% of our communication with subscribers was either by phone or by e-mail!
Some Recent Requests
Information about how to sign up for on-line bill pay to include in the newsletter
Plan for Summer Sunday School
Youth leader Boundary Training
Do you have materials on Church Conflict
A 2-3 week study for interval after church school is completed and before summer program begins.
Would like to start a reading club for 3-4 girls in their teens
Banner for Father's Day
Order the workbook and materials that go with "Fireproof your Marriage"
Resources for 4th 5th & 6th grade VBS
Help to locate an adult Bible study on Ecclesiasticus in the Apocrypha.
Preaching materials on topic of Freedom for the 4th of July
Could we start a Lectionary study group
Help with VBS Decorations
Companies that do Background screening
Information about Taize
Game Resources for a catechist
Short story about a shepherd for Sunday School
A lesson in producing a Vertical Response e-mail
Work with the church treasurer to review his Quick Books files and fix some the payroll problems
Searching for a Sunday School lectionary based Curriculum for the Fall
Mass curriculum for Religious Education program
Ideas for "What to expect page" on the website
Ideas and Programs for Women's Group
Videos/DVD for the story of Joseph and His Amazing Coat for September
Plan for an Advent workshop
Can you find the puppet from the Galactic Blast VBS
Reviewed prayer books for ideas and short meditations to use in the electronic Prayer Chain