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Unlock your Congregation's Gifts to Grow in Faith

Does your worship committee often find itself saying,  "We need to do something different to connect with young families and passive worship attendees." What is the way forward? Musician, composer,... read more >


Engage, Don't Exclude Senior Church Members

Adults aged 80 and above are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, thanks to significant advances in medical science and an aging baby boomer population. Many of them will... read more >


How Electronic Media are Changing Personal and Religious Identity

Perhaps the hardest concept for older Christians to grasp about younger people is that they do not "go between the church world and the Internet world. They just live in... read more >


Successful Congregations Build on Their Strengths

When Father Robert Meyer became rector of the 125-year-old Saints Peter and Paul parish in Hoboken, N.J., members of the church began to ask him for legal advice. That's because... read more >


Effective Ministry Builds Upon Strengths

Metanoia Community Development Corporation, a South Carolina ministry program, has played a key role in transforming the Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood in the city of North Charleston from one of the 10... read more >


Intentional Spiritual Communities for the Emerging Elderly

By 2027, 78 million Americans will reach retirement age. Gerontologists are raising questions about how the U.S. will be able to effectively and qualitatively meet the medical, emotional, social and... read more >


Combating Jewish Disinterest in the Centerist Path

In 1971, about 41 percent of American Jews were part of the Conservative Judaism movement, a centerist path "deeply rooted in tradition, yet informed by modernity." However, a 2013 Pew... read more >


Twitter, facebook, and Getting your church online

Social media can seem overwhelming, especially to faith community leaders and members who are not familiar with the internet and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. However, social media... read more >


Using innovative tradition to take worship outside the church doors

"We get caught up in the trap of thinking worship is isolated from the rest of the world, forgetting that Jesus carried out his ministry in the streets," says the... read more >


Keeping youth involved is key to deepening their faith

The best spiritual leadership of teens comes from teens themselves. A great way to create a successful youth program is to put together a small team of teen leaders from... 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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