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Hospitality is key to church growth

A competitive marketplace is forcing churches to embrace business practices to court fickle churchgoers.

How funders can support bold, emerging leaders and their cutting-edge ideas.

How funders can support bold, emerging leaders and their cutting-edge ideas.

These leaders are finding new ways to break down barriers to opportunity and justice at a time when people of color, immigrants, and other communities face a resurgent wave of hostility and violence, both in the United States and elsewhere. In this moment, we need more leaders who are not satisfied with anything less than obliterating the systems of oppression that harm communities of color and working people, and who are deeply embedded in the communities they serve.

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

"Our [Lilly] family's commitment to restore and expand Duke's library that bears the Lilly name comes from our hearts," said Irene McCutchen and Virginia Nicholas. "We are happy to continue to support the same exceptional education and student experience as Duke has provided for three generations of the Lilly family." [Read more].

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists for 2018

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists for 2018

Eight of the county’s most accomplished and philanthropic teens are in the running for a full-ride scholarship.

The Hancock County Community Foundation recently announced the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship finalists for 2018.

Grand View University receives $1 million Lilly Endowment Grant

Grand View University receives $1 million Lilly Endowment Grant

Grand View University received a nearly $1 million grant to establish a program that supports rural religious leaders, the organization announced October, 2018. Lilly Endowment Inc., an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation, awarded Grand View $996,038. The grant is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry initiative that supports religious organizations across the nation. [Read more].

Churches in Hurricane Florence's path look to FEMA for a helping hand

Churches in Hurricane Florence's path look to FEMA for a helping hand

Religion News Service: How is Hurricane Florence different from past storms along the Eastern Seaboard? For some houses of worship, it may have brought the potential of government help. [Read more].

The Benefits of Awareness of Mortality

The Benefits of Awareness of Mortality

"In becoming forcibly and essentially aware of my own mortality, and of what I wished and wanted for in my life, however short it might be, priorities and omissions became strongly etched in a merciless light and what I most regretted were my silences. Of what had I ever been afraid?"

Healthy Food for Communities

Healthy Food for Communities

Union Presbyterian Seminary's most recent podcast addresses ways to expand access to healthy food: Shalom Farms at Union

Strategic Planning Resources from InTrust

Strategic Planning Resources from InTrust

Institutions, like individuals, have vocations. What is God calling us to do in the time and place we find ourselves? This builds on honest assessment of what we have been, what we have shown we are good at, and even what gives us joy. It also identifies current needs in the church and the world that we can address, recognizing that changing circumstances may call for different ways of living out our identity.

Lives of Commitment 2018 Awards Ceremony

Lives of Commitment 2018 Awards Ceremony

For 200 years, Auburn has strengthened courageous leaders to catalyze social change. Join Auburn as we honor the bold and resilient women leaders dedicating their lives to advance justice in our time. [See photos from the Lives of Commitment 2018 Awards at Auburn]

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Children's Faith, Doubt and Silence

During a three-year longitudinal study launched by the Fuller Youth Institute, a parent with three post–high school...

Sermons For Those Struggling with Depression

On Sunday, before worshippers at Washington's National Cathedral, Michael Gerson, Washington Post columnist, delivered...

Lilly Endowment Launchs the Seventh Phase of its Giving Indiana Funds

"Last fall, Lilly Endowment launched the seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative (GIFT VII),...

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