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The Amazon Effect: Worshippers flocking to larger churches

The Amazon Effect: Worshippers flocking to larger churches Lilly Foundation Insights into Religion View of Lakewood Church, Houston

Is the mom-and-pop church becoming obsolete? Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America’s consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America’s faithful.


On Branding Your Church

The notion that churches need to brand themselves the same way a soft drink or shoe is branded has been encouraged recently by research showing that brand identification can provide... read more >


Practical Advice on the Challenges of Prophetic Leadership

As the long-serving pastor of Harlem’s famous Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Rev. Calvin O. Butts co-founded the Abyssinian Development Corporation, which has created $600 million in affordable housing, businesses and... read more >


Strategies for Including the Disabled in Worship and Church Life

Because stroke is a leading cause of disability in adults today, every congregation has or will soon include stroke survivors. About a third of stroke survivors suffer some form of... read more >


Strategies to Improve Hispanic/Latino Church Leadership

Today, 17 percent of the U.S. population is Hispanic and more than 2 million Hispanic/Latino students are enrolled in U.S. colleges. To serve the religious needs of the Hispanic population,... read more >


Clergy Leadership Training for the 21st Century

What does effective worship look like? How effective are church clergy in their ministry and leadership functions? What do churches lack? What do they need? These are some of the... read more >


Leading Institutions In Uncertain Times

By paying attention to feedback from local congregations, the Reformed Church in America has learned that “our churches don’t want denominational programs anymore,” according to RCA General Secretary Tom DeVries.... read more >


Why Charitable Donations for Faith Communities are Drying Up

Journals focused toward the philanthropic sector have been making the case that nonprofit organizations have engaged in behaviors that effectively discourage big-money donors who are looking for opportunities to make... read more >


What is the Evangelical Lutheran Church?

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America was formed in 1988, when the Lutheran Church in America, The Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches and the American Lutheran Church merged. Combined, the... 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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