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How Abilities and Disabilities Reveal God

While ramps, accessible restrooms and hearing loops help to remove physical barriers that keep people with disabilities out of churches, it takes more to truly welcome everyone into God’s kingdom,... read more >

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Church Communities Learning To Embrace The Disabled

According to the National Organization on Disability, about 56 million Americans have some kind of disability; that's about 18 percent of the population. The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act requires... read more >

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Mainline Protestantism and the Challenge of Disruptive Innovation

The term "disruptive innovation" refers to the process of replacing existing products, policies or cultures with emerging technology or new systems of thought. However, innovation can be difficult for any... read more >

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Can Dying Congregations Die a 'Good' Death?

Once-mainline churches are now not only "sideline," but they are increasingly closing their doors. While many worshippers are saddened by the process, sometimes it is possible to find new life, even... read more >

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Reaching Your Community Online

In his 2015 book, "The Digital Cathedral: Networked Ministry in a Wireless World," Keith Anderson notes that the church of the future will be less an institution and more a... read more >

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The Digital Cathedral: Imagining Networked Ministry in a Wireless World

When the great cathedrals of Europe were built, they were built to encompass entire communities. Within the cathedral grounds could be found breweries and bakeries, granaries and gardens, monasteries and... read more >

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Sunday's Second Job: Many Rural Clergy Are Bi-Vocational

Nearly half of Tennessee's 3,000 Baptist clergy are working a secular job during the week, according to Saul Gonzalez, correspondent for Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, a source for cutting-edge reporting... read more >

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How to Integrate Spiritual Leadership and Effective Management Skills

Faith leaders have a lot more to think about than their Sunday sermon. Church leadership requires a balance of practical, task-oriented expertise, a level of spiritual discernment and responsivity, and... read more >

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Learn to Prune to Promote New Congregational Growth

Letting go is difficult. It is also an essential practice; without letting go, our lives, homes, business efforts, and social lives become tangled in the past and incapable of taking... read more >

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Looking for Online Resources?

The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right...

Is Pence Right About The Growth of Religion in the US?

"Religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day." —...

Apply for a Thriving in Ministry Grant

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced a new grant program to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus...

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