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The Postmodern Parish: New Ministry for a New Era

Gary Mathieson, of Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church in Puyallup, Washington, recounts how he involved elders from his congregation in designing his Lilly Clergy Renewal Grant sabbatical not for him alone but for both him and the congregation.

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O Taste and See that the Lord is Good!

Taking two areas of great interest to him seriously — the renewal of the Sabbath and the Slow Food movement — Kurt M. Billings of St. James Lutheran Church, in Verona, Wisconsin, fashioned a sabbatical through the Lilly Clergy Renewal Program that allowed him to discover that Sabbath rest is different from simply collapsing after a long work week

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Financing American Religion

Mark Chaves surveys findings from recent studies on church finances.

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Christian Practices and Congregational Education in Faith

Dorothy Bass and Craig Dykstra consider how worshiping congregations can provide a fertile, communal context for the inculcation and nourishment of Christian practices.

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What Must a Pastor Know?: Reflections on Congregational Studies

Arthur Boers, assistant professor of pastoral theology and coordinator of the Spiritual Formation Program at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, surveys key insights that have emerged from a rapidly expanding literature on the nature and patterns of congregational life in the United States.

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New Tasks for the New Congregation: Reflections on Congregational Studies

Jeff Woods, associate general secretary for regional ministries of the American Baptist Churches USA, discusses changes in congregations' cultural environment before considering the new tasks that today's congregations must address.

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American Denominational Studies: A Critical Assessment

A broad overview of the extensive literature funded by the Lilly Endowment on mainstream Protestantism.

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The Importance of Paying Attention to Family in Ministry

For the past two decades, the Lilly Endowment has supported several projects among religious institutions designed to empower and serve families.

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Volunteer Shortage Affects Church Food Programs

Joe and Judy Nesbit spent Tuesday afternoon taking stock of hundreds of food items filling the shelves of the Seventh-...

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...

Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the project Wednesday as one of nearly $49 million in grants for...

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