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

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.

The Power of a Positive Congregation: Indiana workshop

The Power of a Positive Congregation: Indiana workshop

Dates & Time: 
Oct 17, 2013

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 work within congregations. The Center sponsors programs for Indiana congregations and makes much of its material available to congregations across the country by posting it online.

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Indiana congregations

Grants from the Wabash Center

Grants from the Wabash Center

The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion offers several grants for activities that promote a sustained conversation about pedagogy through the improvement teaching and learning, the encouragement of research and study, and the creation of a supportive environment for teaching.

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Help for faith communities after a natural disaster or tragedy

Natural disasters, like the massive tornado that struck Oklahoma, can devastate entire communities and sometimes shake our faith, whether we are directly affected or not. Many ask why God would allow such tragedy, or wonder if the disaster is God’s punishment.

Calvin Institute Provides Worship Renewal Grants

Calvin Institute Provides Worship Renewal Grants

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship has given $300,000 in grants to support worship renewal across North America. Since it began in the year 2000, the Worship Renewal Grants Program has awarded more than 600 grants to churches, schools and seminaries across the U.S. and Canada for projects that can generate renewed interest, thoughtfulness and energy for public worship at the local, grass-roots level.

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Creating positive change by working together

To help congregations embrace change based in their strengths and positive attributes, the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, dedicated to supporting and strengthening Indiana congregations, hosted the Flourishing Congregations initiative. The... read more >

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Starting a new church: advice, experts and support

The Indianapolis Center for Congregations, dedicated to supporting and strengthening Indiana congregations, prepared a special report that catalogs practical resources on the topic of new congregation development. The free PDF... read more >

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International Peacemaker on Syrian Refugee Crisis at Union Seminary

Dr. Mary Mikhael, a native of Syria, will visit Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond October 3, 2018, to address the...

Discovering Hope in the Valley of Dry Bones

Struggling in the valley of dry bones?Listen and subscribe to Faith & Leadership's podcast, Can These Bones. The...

The Heart of a Servant and Faith Like a Child

Here are some sermon resources and art work for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 23, 2018 (Year B)...

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