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Six Steps to Welcoming a New Church Pastor

Choosing a new pastor is a tough job for a search committee. The wrong decision can be disastrous for pastor and church. Religion researchers offer tips to get your faith community on the right track when recruiting a new pastor.

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Finding "Pastor Right": Why a Perfect Match Matters

Finding "Pastor Right": Why a Perfect Match Matters Insights into Relition Lilly Foundation Grants Bible pastors leadership

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.

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Preparing a New Generation of Young Leaders

Faith communities are uniquely situated to nurture leadership skills and passion in tomorrow’s adults through faith-based youth programs that challenge, inspire and support emerging adults to become involved in making... read more >

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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

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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Faith and Work

Industry leaders, CEOs, and trustees from the Fuller community reflect on evolving opportunities at the intersection of...

Is America a Christian Nation? Should it Be?

“Christianity, or any branch of it, loses its Christian character when its self-proclaimed supporters outnumber and...

Reflective Leadership Grants Offer Christian Leaders "Balcony Time"

"Balcony time" is to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps. Clergy or lay leaders...

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The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is a professional association providing support of theological and religious studies libraries and librarians. ATLA produces a prestigious line of electronic resources to support the scholarly study of religion and theology. Learn more.

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