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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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Facing Death With Faith

Facing Death With Faith Sunrise over Field  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Kayla Mueller's beautiful letter to her family while being held by ISIS is an eloquent testament of faith in the midst of adversity that continues to inspire after her death.

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Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

Poll Out on Prayers of the Non-Religious

For many non-believers, it is an instinctive response to a crisis: “Please, God.” So perhaps it should not be...

Sermons for President's Day from Indiana University

War of 1812 in the collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University:   Before the War, The War - 1812...

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