What resources does a congregation have? What resources does a congregation need? Word and sacraments, of course, but also a choir, good child care, etc are in practice significant. In my opinion, there’s another very important resource which is essential to a congregation’s health but which is often overlooked: other congregations. It’s not for nothing that the letters to the churches in Revelation include the exhortation: ‘…who has ears, let him hear with the Spirit says to the churches’ in each of the letters to seven local churches.