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Teaching congregations how to listen to God and pray

Worship is about giving God glory; prayer in worship is talking to and listening to God. Intercessory prayer is listening to hear what God wishes you to pray about, and... read more >

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Debating technology and faith

The Facebook site Jesus Daily outdraws sports teams and celebrities, which has led some to compare social networking’s power to spread faith to the development of the printing press. Others... read more >

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Faith is a transformation, not a list of rules

Lists of dos and don’ts, even if biblically derived, are only moralistic. While they may manage behavior, they don’t lead to conversions of heart from a worldly to a spiritual... read more >

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Become a church anthropologist with free e-book

When we attend a worship service at a church other than our own, we are present there not just as a parishioner but also as an anthropoligist, an observer of... read more >

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Exiles from Eden: A Lilly Fellows Program Blog

The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts seeks to strengthen the quality and shape the character of church-related institutions of higher learning. The program’s blog, Exiles from Eden,... read more >

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Strategic Financial Planning Tool for Senior Seminary Management

In Trust, a member organization of North American schools of theological education that seeks to promote effective boards and governance, has developed a planning tool to help senior administrators and... read more >

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Why Formation of Church Laity is Important

Bishop Joseph A. Galante began his tenure at the Catholic Diocese of Camden, N.J., by hosting 140 “speak up” sessions over 15 months to hear from parishioners about their primary... read more >

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Creating a vibrant youth ministry

The context and strategies for communicating the faith have changed dramatically through the centuries. Since the early 20th century, churches have engaged young adults as youth ministers. Being young adults,... read more >

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Wired Faith for the Real World

What does it mean to equip seminarians to proclaim the Gospel to the world? At Abilene Christian University it includes putting the world at students’ fingertips through a commitment to... read more >

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The link between religion and video games

Multiplayer video games are not just a means of self-expression; they require obedience to rules “in order to advance toward a greater transcendence of the mundane world.” In that way,... 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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