These are some of the tools we have found helpful in our work.  Use them as you are able with our blessing.  Please give credit to Sand Bur Consulting and let us know how you were able to use these tools.  

Synod workshop on Bi-vocational Ministry
bi vo bibliography.doc
Questions a bivocational minister might be asking.doc
Questions the congregations might be asking.doc
Marks of Excellence for Bi.doc


Smaller for a Purpose:
A discernment process to decision.doc
A Missional Way of Bible Study.doc
Acts 2 study 3-08.doc
Church Identity.doc
Doing church the Smaller for a Purpose Way.doc
Ephesians 3 - Power of God at Work.doc
Guide to Deciding Difficult Issues.doc
Guide Toward Building Consensus.doc
Smaller for a Purpose.doc
Top Ten Clues.doc

Bi-vocational Ministry:
A Different Kind of Bread
Pastoral Options
Reduction of Pastoral Compensation - for COM's
Downsizing Pastoral Terms
Tentmaker Guidance
Pastoral Expectations
Negotiating Contracts
Supplemental Covenant with a Tentmaker

Synod:
New Questions for a New Day, Alban.doc
The Power of Good Questions, Alban.doc

Mission Planning:
Core Values Discernment Module (pdf)
Congregational Discernment
Effective Mission Planning.doc (download)
A Missional Way of Bible Study
Prayer for Transformation
Quotable Quotes

Church Mergers:
A Checklist for Merging Churches
Stages of a Church Merger
Unspoken Adjustment Questions

Small Churches:
"Beyond Survival" Bibliography

Interim Ministry:
Tips for Interim Pastors about Leading Mission Studies
Interviewing a Candidate for an Interim Position
Questions a Interim Candidate Might Ask
Ten Ways to help an interim time get underway

Downsizing:
Downsizing Pastoral Terms of Call
Let's Do the Numbers
A Different Kind of Bread - Changed Pastoral Relationships

Other:
A Quiz when Planning Sabbatical Leave
Guide to Deciding Difficult Issues.doc
Guide Toward Building Consensus.doc