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Christians coming together in practical ways

When Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore put on a clerical collar in 1977 — her senior year in college — and began working as a hospital chaplain she learned something the classroom didn’t teach. Physical actions mattered.

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Breaking free from the stereotype of the disengaged teen could help churches serve them better. And as those teens age into adulthood, congregations need to be willing to work to keep them involved.


Staff at three universities across the United States - Emory University in Georgia, North Park University in Chicago, and Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, near Atlanta, outlined how they’ve revamped their library facilities and adopted digital technology to remain competitive in an increasingly digital world.

Websites, Facebook and other tools are helping churches stay connected to their members and reach out to the wider community.

When it comes to social media, congregations and clergy trail behind most other organizations and individuals.

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Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy introduces the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF), which is...

Lilly Endowment awards $10 million grant to ATS

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