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Appreciation for music’s vital role in ministry is the impetus behind Choir Anniversary, a tradition in many black churches. The African American Lectionary provides resources for congregations planning the celebration.

 

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Tradition puts spotlight on gift of music Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Christianity

Appreciation for music’s vital role in ministry is the impetus behind Choir Anniversary, a tradition in many black churches. The African American Lectionary provides resources for congregations planning the celebration.

In today’s economy, a well-trained and properly focused governing board can mean the difference between a seminary staying afloat – thriving, even – and having a dire fate. Theological schools throughout North America have turned for help on this to In Trust.

Successful seminary presidents impose fiscal discipline  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Christianity

The biggest challenge a president faces is meeting the needs of the institution. These days, those are often financial.

The number of Americans with no religious affiliation continues to rise. Fewer young people are going to church. And the effects of recession have placed greater burdens on religious institutions in a time of shrinking resources.

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Sermons For Those Struggling with Depression

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