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Data From Religious Study Available

The U.S. Congregational Life Survey is the largest study of religion in the United States. The original survey, Wave I, was conducted in 2001, and included 300,000 worshipers in over... read more >

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Resource: Sing Prayers for the Worldwide Church

"Sometimes a song is the best way to confess together the things that keep our churches from being Christ's visible presence in the world," writes Joan Huyser-Honig in an article... read more >

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Digital Resources for Church Communication

Like all leaders, church leaders have access to the web, perhaps the most powerful communication tool yet developed. However, good use by churches of electronic communication tools requires appropriate theological... read more >

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Church Communities Learning To Embrace The Disabled

According to the National Organization on Disability, about 56 million Americans have some kind of disability; that's about 18 percent of the population. The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act requires... read more >

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Mainline Protestantism and the Challenge of Disruptive Innovation

The term "disruptive innovation" refers to the process of replacing existing products, policies or cultures with emerging technology or new systems of thought. However, innovation can be difficult for any... read more >

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New Media's Challenge to Mainline Protestantism

Today, everyone is a journalist, yet "many in the [mainline Protestant] church still presume that people connect only, or at least primarily, through face-to-face interactions and that organizational communications happen... read more >

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Can Dying Congregations Die a 'Good' Death?

Once-mainline churches are now not only "sideline," but they are increasingly closing their doors. While many worshippers are saddened by the process, sometimes it is possible to find new life, even... read more >

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How Continuing Education Influences Clergy Vitality

Continuing education is positively correlated to long-term clergy vitality and passion. However, not all continuing education programs are equal, and some types of continuing education do a much better job... 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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