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How Electronic Media are Changing Personal and Religious Identity

Perhaps the hardest concept for older Christians to grasp about younger people is that they do not "go between the church world and the Internet world. They just live in... read more >

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Explore the Role of God in Natural Disasters

In the aftermath of major tragedies, it is not unusual for even the most faithful to ask, "Where is God? Why is this happening to us? How could God allow... read more >

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Where do we fit into the Christian story?

American Christians tend to "identify with a particular period of church history — say, the early church, or medieval Catholicism and the rise of religious orders, or the Reformation," says... read more >

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Exploring the Role of Christianity in Slavery

During the U.S. slave era, Christianity served both to justify slavery and to sustain those who experienced life as slaves. That "complicated and ugly" history is the subject of the... read more >

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Preaching in the visual age

From the beginning, preaching the gospel has been the very heart of the Christian church’s approach to renewal and engagement, but communication is rapidly changing. Many Christians and preachers wonder... read more >

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Fostering faith all week long

Christian educators need to lead people beyond “random acts of kindness” into shared patterns of life informed by the deep insights of our tradition, and beyond privatized spirituality into thoughtful... read more >

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Ministering to many faiths — the art of multicultural pastoral care

Christian leaders are often called upon to provide pastoral care to people of other faiths. To help prepare future pastors, the Christian Hospitality and Pastoral Practices in a Multifaith Society... read more >

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Creating green space for clergy to renew and reenergize their ministry

In an innovative move, the Christian Reformed Church created the opportunity for groups of clergy to form fellowships to discover “green spaces” in their lives and ministries. As the program... read more >

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Creating Seminary Alliances: Perspectives, Pitfalls and Possibilities

American seminaries have been facing increasing financial pressures as enrollment declines and costs increase. A number of struggling seminaries have sought to form alliances, but often find the obstacles too... read more >

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Powerful Worship from the Early Church

Jesus’ near contemporaries can teach us important things about worship, according Marva Dawn, theologian, educator and teaching fellow in spiritual theology at Regent College. In a one-hour workshop at the... read more >

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Looking for Online Resources?

The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right...

Is Pence Right About The Growth of Religion in the US?

"Religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day." —...

Apply for a Thriving in Ministry Grant

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced a new grant program to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus...

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