What makes an Alban publication stand out? In short, Alban publications are focused on the issues of most interest to congregations and their leaders. We've long published books on practical knowledge addressing congregational life and its challenges. Many of these books remain classics. In recent years, we've also charted a new path to hold up innovative experiments and new ways to think about what's happening in the world and our culture today and how that affects congregations. Alban publications have a reputation for identifying important trends and setting the debate.
Since 1974, Alban’s book publishing division has brought congregational leaders research-based information and practical advice on topics such as spirituality, worship, growth, and strategic planning. At the onset of the 21st century, our books continue to encourage and prepare leaders for ministry in a changing world.
For more information about our publishing program, read this Q&A with Richard Bass, Director of Publishing
Call to Authors
The editorial staff of the Alban Institute invites book proposals and other publication ideas directly related to congregational life and practice from qualified lay persons and professionals in ministry and religion. >> How to submit a book proposal.
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If you would like to place your order by phone, please call 1-800-486-1318 Ext. 244.
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