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Congregant Development: The Biggest Development Task of all

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Publication Date: April 2006

Author(s): Amy L. Sales

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Synagogues; Community Formation; Volunteerism

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


Synagogues commonly lack a systematic approach to congregant development. The term "congregant development" refers to any and all efforts to hear people's stories, identify their passions and talents, match them to meaningful opportunities, and help them bring their full selves into the synagogue. Greater attention to congregant development is a prerequisite for the creation of a strong and dynamic congregation.[BREAK] In the Synergy Newsletter, 2006