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How a Small Church Creates a Big Ministry Impact

With a full-time staff of just three people, Metro Baptist Church serves nearly 1,600 community members in the infamous New York neighborhood known as Hell’s Kitchen through preschool and after-school... read more >

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Quantifying Love for Your Neighbor

Not infrequently, nonprofits looking for support from large donors fail to motivate people to give what they'd initially hoped. That is because charities don’t speak the outcome-based language donors want.... read more >

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Design Guidelines for Church Renovations

Church architecture and landscaping make a significant difference in how well a church welcomes visitors. When members enter through side doors that open into labyrinthine corridors that lead to the... read more >

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Church Renovations that Build Community

The term “community” used to refer to the people who lived in proximity to one another; today the term often indicates people who share a common interest. Community of both... read more >

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Faith Groups and Immigration

As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments over Arizona’s immigration law, religious groups held a 48-hour prayer vigil. A religious concern of vigil supporters is that their charitable work among... read more >

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Why Multi-site Churches are Succeeding

Multi-site congregations are growing faster than megachurches. Multi-site congregations share vision, budget, leadership and board of directors, face fewer problems related to zoning, building and community acceptance, and allow for... read more >

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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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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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