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Turning Ideas Into Action

One of the most difficult tasks church leaders face is taking ideas, even good ideas, from the discussion stage through implementation and incorporation, and evolving them into the customs, traditions... read more >

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So Much Better: How Peer Support Can Revive Pastors' Passion

So Much Better: How Peer Support Can Revive Pastors' Passion Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Christianity

In 2004, after nearly three decades as a pastor, the Rev. John Terpstra found himself straining to find joy and meaning in what he did for a living. He was in his early-50s and wondered what would come next.

A look at American mosques

A look at American mosques

"The American Mosque 2011," a study written by Dr. Ihsan Bagby, explores the basic characteristics of the American mosque and attitudes of mosque leaders.

Tell ESPN 'Christian' Doesn't Mean 'Anti-Gay'

Tell ESPN 'Christian' Doesn't Mean 'Anti-Gay'

When NBA player Jason Collins came out as gay, ESPN interviewed religious leaders — but only those who slammed homosexuality as anti-Christian.

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Positive change for congregations: workshop series

Congregational leaders and members are invited to this luncheon series on positive change resources. Looking at strengths, using affirmative language and focusing on assets can make a difference in congregations, whether... read more >

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Four Doorways to Deepening Worship

Learn how to revitalize worship by unlocking your congregation’s gifts. The Center for Congregations offers workshops for Indiana congregations and publishes information and related resources online for the benefit of... read more >

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The Power of a Positive Congregation: Indiana workshop

Discover the power of positive change. The Center for Congregations hosts Flourishing Congregations: Moving from Dreams to Reality, an exciting, hands-on educational experience exploring positive change processes and how they can... read more >

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Cultivating Communities of Inclusion: Disabilities Workshop

"Making Room: Cultivating Communities of Inclusion with Children and Youth with Disabilities" is a workshop for parish leaders wishing to meaningfully broaden and strengthen their inclusion of the youngest members... read more >

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"The Learning Congregation" Workshop

Congregational leaders, staff, members and parishioners need to learn new skills all the time. Such are the challenges of congregational life. "The Learning Congregation" is a workshop presented by the... read more >

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Sticky Faith: Workshop explores Why People Stay in Church

Sticky Faith: Understanding Why Youth and Young Adults Stay in Church is a workshop for pastors and leaders focused on building long-term faith for teens and young adults. While most of... read more >

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Volunteer Shortage Affects Church Food Programs

Joe and Judy Nesbit spent Tuesday afternoon taking stock of hundreds of food items filling the shelves of the Seventh-...

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

"Our [Lilly] family's commitment to restore and expand Duke's library that bears the Lilly name comes from our hearts...

Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the project Wednesday as one of nearly $49 million in grants for...

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