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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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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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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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