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Breaking free from the stereotype of the disengaged teen could help churches serve them better. And as those teens age into adulthood, congregations need to be willing to work to keep them involved.

 

 

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A new book suggests teens are practicing religion in their own way Insights into Relition Lilly Foundation Grants

In A Faith of Their Own teens rate the personal significance of religion highly; less so the institutional part.

Staci Imes knew she wanted to study at a seminary with a strong commitment to social justice.  She knew she wanted a program focused on training ministers, rather than scholars.  And while she’s committed to her denomination, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), she relishes the idea of studying with people from different traditions. But which seminary was for her?

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This archive contains 19 data sets from two multi-year studies. The bulk of the data files come... More > This excellent selected bibliography of books about worship for younger children includes board... More >
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