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An Aging Congregation Creates a New Future

Like many mainline Protestant congregations, Gaston Oaks Baptist Church in northeast Dallas has faced decades of aging and decline. But Gaston Oaks, with an average age of 83, found a... read more >

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Unique internship brings local musicians to church

Even multicultural and economically diverse congregations tend to sing gospel songs, hymns and contemporary Christian music based in (or adapted to) Western European structures and harmonies. Such music, while comfortably... read more >

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Go and Make Disciples: Preaching the Great Commandment

Whether or how much Christians care about the people and places in their geographical community often depends on the sermons they hear, writes Joan Huyser-Honig in an essay prepared for... read more >

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Practice what you preach: Love your neighbors

“The act of loving and serving people is sharing the gospel. When people are shown love and compassion, it stirs hope within them and a desire to seek this God... read more >

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Steps to Becoming a Community that Loves its Neighbors

Lee Street Church was founded in 1926 by Dutch immigrants who wanted to worship in English. Today, the Wyoming, Mich., congregation regularly includes Spanish to fulfill the vision of its... read more >

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How to actually love your neighbor as yourself in the real world

Here is the uncomfortable truth about becoming a congregation that loves its neighbors as it loves itself: The congregation must go out and meet its neighbors, writes Joan Huyser-Honig in... read more >

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Lessons in community from the Asian Christian church

Because Asians tend to value family and community more than the individual, Asian Christian worship has a more communal emphasis than does typical American worship. Congregations may corporately memorize a... read more >

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Teaching congregations how to listen to God and pray

Worship is about giving God glory; prayer in worship is talking to and listening to God. Intercessory prayer is listening to hear what God wishes you to pray about, and... read more >

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Worship ideas and inspiration on YouTube

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, committed to the study and renewal of Christian worship in the Trinitarian tradition, has launched a YouTube channel. “Worship Renewal” contains more than 200 videos... read more >

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Cults, the Unification Church and Sun Myung Moon

The Sept. 3, 2012, death of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, leader of the international Unification Church based in South Korea, reinvigorated interest in the man and the movement. To... read more >

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Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to share W. Sibley Towner's Prayers that Sing & Stir the Heart

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