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Tradition puts spotlight on gift of music Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

Appreciation for music’s vital role in ministry is the impetus behind Choir Anniversary, a tradition in many black churches. The African American Lectionary provides resources for congregations planning the celebration.

 

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A congregation’s relationship with its pastor is kind of like a marriage, says religion researcher Cynthia Woolever. The wrong chemistry can lead to years of disappointment, stress and conflict. Woolever offers some key strategies for finding — and keeping — a pastor that's right for your church.

Pastors are turning to the Web for ideas, networking and education. A new resource from Duke Divinity School is helping fuel this effort.

Holiday Greeters Welcome New Church Members

The winter holiday season generates the greatest “marginal member” traffic into our churches. Those folks, who almost never attend throughout the year, respond to the traditional pull or their sense of obligation, and reconnect with the church community during this holy season. 

From Accessibility to Inclusion Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation Grants

Congregations have made great strides in making houses of worship more accessible to people with disabilities. Now they must move toward including them as equal members in the life of the church.

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"We are wired to be outside. In her new book, "The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier,... More > The blues, which have so profoundly shaped American popular music – from jazz and rhythm &... More >
This Faith Communities Today (FACT) study compares the responses of more than 14,000 pastors,... More > Lilly Fellows Program Network Exchange Program grants are designed to allow Network member... More >

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Revolutionary Artist in Kansas and California Constructing the World’s Largest Stained Glass Window

Judson Studios is a 30-person family-run business that for the last 120 years has hewn closely to the traditional...

INC Christianity: America's Fastest Growing Christian Community

INC Christianity is led by a network of popular independent religious entrepreneurs, often referred to as “...

Muslim Pakistani Immigrants Donate $15 Million to The University of Notre Dame

“We came as immigrants, and this country has given us so much,” Mrs. Ansari said in an interview ahead of the...

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