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How to Avoid New Clergy Burnout

New clergy usually start out with a passion for preaching and leading congregations. Over time, unfortunately, the passion too often subsides and the “want to” becomes a “have to,” according... read more >

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New Tasks for the New Congregation: Reflections on Congregational Studies

Jeff Woods, associate general secretary for regional ministries of the American Baptist Churches USA, discusses changes in congregations' cultural environment before considering the new tasks that today's congregations must address.

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Engaging Your Community in Mission and Ministry

In 2014, the Center for Congregations, an Indiana-based resource that helps Indiana congregations address their challenges and opportunities, offered Indiana congregations an opportunity to attend a workshop on how to... read more >

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Center For Congregations Shares Vast Resource Library Online

The Center for Congregations, an Indiana-based resource that helps Indiana congregations address their challenges and opportunities, offers an online tool to help congregational leaders from all over find and use the... read more >

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Two Churches Merging Into One Large Community

Research indicates that about 3,500 U.S. churches close their doors every year. In that environment, many church leaders find themselves focusing on how to keep their church doors open. But... read more >

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Liturgical Meditations from Fuller Studios

 The liturgical calendar spans the life of Christ in a single year—from anticipation (Advent), to hope (Christmas...

The Spiritual Practice of Humor

We live in a time of tension and conflict, arguing and fighting for what we believe is true. Many of us are attracted...

Volunteer and Live Longer Religious Lives

Ohio State researchers in June pored over hundreds of obituaries from across the country. They found that people with...

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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010

 

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