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Transforming Church Offerings as Acts of Worship

Worshippers increasingly make their church offering electronically. As a consequence, fewer people participate in the traditional offertory, which is prompting some churches to rethink the role and purpose of giving... read more >

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Yoido Full Gospel: The Biggest Megachurch

The Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea, holds seven services each Sunday, for 200,000 worshippers. The main sanctuary seats 21,000, and services are translated into 16 languages to... read more >

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How to Fight Fairly in the African American Church

Church conflict is on the rise, and the resulting stress is a major cause of clergy abandoning ministry. Conflict in African American congregations is exacerbated by the daily struggles and... read more >

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Clergy Can Learn Leadership From the Military

What can clergy learn from the military? In the Army every senior officer is expected to train people two levels below and know the mindset of those two levels above.... read more >

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Finding Congregational Relevance: One Church's Story

Tiny Church of Our Savior (Episcopal) faced a grim future in 2003, when congregants asked themselves a life-changing question: If the church closed, would it be missed? The answer: No.... read more >

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Identify and Address Bullying in the Church

While the media reports frequently on incidences of bullying in American schools, scant attention has been given to the presence and impact of bullying in faith communities. Not limited to... read more >

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Who Uses Social Media?

Two studies provide insight into who is using social media in the larger culture and who is using those tools in religious circles. A 2010 survey by Lifeway Research indicated... read more >

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Religious Hiring Rights and Faith-Based Partnerships

“A faith-based organization [that receives federal funding] is only faith-based if it can hire people of the particular faith that it espouses,” says Bob Gehman, executive director of Helping Up... read more >

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Church giving tied to gratitude and a sense of mission

Worshippers want to feel their contributions are making a difference. The tithe may no longer be the norm outside conservative Protestant churches, but members who feel connected to their church and confident it is contributing to God’s work still give financially.

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Sex and the church: What the numbers say

While there have been significant shifts in public opinion in recent years in support of same-sex marriage, U.S. religious groups continue to struggle to balance theology, experience and personal consciences... read more >

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What Brings You Happiness?

At Harvard Business Review, why the pursuit of money isn't bringing you joy -- and what will. [Read more]. "If there...

Communion Wafers: The Fine Art of Faith and Breadmaking

"The Order of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, or simply Carmelites, is a Roman Catholic...

Indiana Media Expands with Lily Foundation Help

WFYI Public Media and the eight other Indiana Public Broadcasting stations that make up IPB News will soon be hiring...

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