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Lectionary Ideas for African American Churches

The African American Lectionary offers resources that include culturally relevant readings, videos, music, poetry, projects and reference works for each weekly lectionary reading. The quantity and type of cultural resources... read more >

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African American Year One Lectionary Readings

The African American Lectionary offers commentary and resources for Year One Common Lectionary readings. Commentary includes cultural context appropriate to the African American community, biblical commentary sensitive to African American... read more >

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African American Year Three Lectionary Readings

This resource offers commentary and resources for Year Three Common Lectionary readings. Commentary includes cultural context appropriate to the African American community, biblical commentary sensitive to African American history and... read more >

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African American Lectionary Resources

The African American Lectionary, a collaborative project of the African American Pulpit and the Baptist College of Nashville, provides readings, biblical interpretation and prophetic and priestly application of scripture presented... read more >

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Church growth studies show trends in worship numbers

This resource provides links to three recent scholarly national studies that focus on church growth and decline. The Faith Communities Today study is the largest survey of congregations ever conducted in... read more >

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Encouraging Judicatory Self-Transformation

Caught in the middle of changes in how judicatories and congregations understand their relationship, middle judicatories increasingly have to transform themselves from enforcers of denominational policies into providers of congregational... read more >

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How Dialogue Transforms Conflict: Respectfully Disagreeing

For the Public Conversations Project, the American Public Media program On Being presents activists from two embattled sides who find their way to the same table following a public tragedy.... read more >

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Religion and the Internet

The Wabash Center, which supports teachers of religion and theology in higher education through meetings and workshops, grants, consultants, a journal and other resources, offers this set of articles and... read more >

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Knowing why people worship helps pastors reach them

Why people seek out worship services, what kinds of services people seek, and what people experience in worship, based on the findings of the 2001 U.S. Congregational Life Survey, is... read more >

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Major Challenges of Congregations

Building congregational vitality requires recognizing the key challenges that face most American congregations: gender imbalance, lack of participation in church events beyond worship, limited connections to the wider community, and... read more >

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Sharing Deep Stories Despite Politics

“We all have deep stories, whatever our politics, but we’re not fully aware of them. They’re dreamlike and are told...

Support for Rural Pastors

Grove City College received a nearly $1 million grant to help establish the Project on Rural Ministry. It’s an outreach...

Sunday Church Servicing in the Wake of Hurricane Michael

"Church leaders knew the Sunday following the storm would be important and necessary in what's expected to be a...

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