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Scholarly Articles about Congregational Life

This resource has many scholarly writings interpreting the results of the National Congregations Study (NCS). The NCS was the first nationally representative survey of U.S. congregations and examined the work,... read more >

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Year Three Common Lectionary Calendar

The Year Three calendar of the Common Lectionary Year is laid out week-by-week on this resource.  Each week a theme that is relevant to the African American Church experience is... read more >

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African American Worship Resources

This selection of worship resources provided by the African American Lectionary program is intended to enhance the African American worship experience. Resources are specific to weekly lectionary readings and are... read more >

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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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The Intelligence in All Kinds of Life

“The Intelligence in All Kinds of Life” an interview at On Being with Robin Wall Kimmerer The problem with calling...

Massanetta Springs Bible Conference

Dr. Voelz to serve as preacher and forum leader at Massanetta Springs Bible Conference  This summer, Dr. Richard...

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Applications

Online applications are available for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, administered by the Heritage Fund...

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