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Interviewing Potential Clergy and Staff

How does your congregation find staff? Many congregations spend much energy selecting the best clergyperson. Sometimes the match is wonderful. Sometimes it doesn’t work out. A lay leader told me not... read more >

Congregations Connecting with Young Adults: Applying Research Findings Workshop

Congregations Connecting with Young Adults: Applying Research Findings Workshop

Dates & Time: 
Jan 31, 2017

Center for Congregations Workshops Jan 31, 2017 ; Feb 2, 2017; and Feb 9, 2017 (Online) Congregations Connecting with Young Adults: Applying Research Findings. What factors lead to thriving congregations with young adults? How can you utilize this information to make a difference in your congregation and your community? 

Location: 
Indiana

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Comparing the Belief, Cultural Norms, and Politics of Religious Amedricans

In addition to a map of where congregations and services are being held the Association Of Religion Data Archives / ARDA gives people the ability to compare the religious, cultural,... read more >

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African American Lectionary

African American Lectionary Cultural Resources includes sermon ideas and materials on Emancipation Proclamation Day; Installation of Officers/Celebration of Church Leaders; African Heritage; Economic Justice/Financial Literacy; Women’s Day (March is Women’s... read more >

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List of Participating Schools ATLASerials® for ALUM

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA), an association of theological libraries and librarians, has been producing indispensable research tools in religion and theology for more than 60 years. Through the... read more >

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The Amazon Effect: Worshippers flocking to larger churches

The Amazon Effect: Worshippers flocking to larger churches Lilly Foundation Insights into Religion View of Lakewood Church, Houston

Is the mom-and-pop church becoming obsolete? Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America’s consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America’s faithful.

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Openness, Humility Key to Leading in Uncertain Times

Many institutions, including local churches, have heard that they need to change their internal culture in order to stay current with the changing world around them, but the nature of... read more >

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Financing American Religion

Mark Chaves surveys findings from recent studies on church finances.

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Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

Poll Out on Prayers of the Non-Religious

For many non-believers, it is an instinctive response to a crisis: “Please, God.” So perhaps it should not be...

Sermons for President's Day from Indiana University

War of 1812 in the collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University:   Before the War, The War - 1812...

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