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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 >


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 >


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 >


A Glimpse into Hospice Chaplaincy

The heart and soul of hospice chaplaincy are explored in "Conversations Before Dying," an 8½-minute news video and transcript from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, a source for distinctive, cutting-edge news... read more >


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 >


When Worship Practices Cross Cultures

Baptist church planters Charles and Glenda S. Brown found their new Texas church attracting people of many cultures and families of mixed races. That led to building relationships with churches... read more >


Churches and the Mentally Ill

One out of 10 people will experience a severe and persistent mental illness at some point in life. During the last 15 years, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Atlanta has... read more >


Crafting Your Congregation’s Online Presence

Among people who have been attending a church for less than a year, 27 percent found that church online, according to church website design company Monk Development, and 61 percent... read more >


The War on Drugs, Mass Incarceration and the Church

More than 2 million Americans are in prison today, four times as many as 30 years ago; the result of mandatory sentencing for drug offenses. Black men are six times... read more >


Living with the Moral Burdens of War

U.S. troops returning from Iraq experience “moral wounding,” according to Georgetown University professor Nancy Sherman. Moral wounding, expressed sometimes as unprofessional or questionable behavior toward enemy combatants, is caused by... read more >





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...

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