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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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Balancing leadership and humility — and Keeping Jesus first

When Christian professionals “talk more of leadership strategies and career plans than, say, love, humility or excellence,” they are forgetting an integral element of faith, according to Jo Kadlecek, journalist-in-residence... read more >

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Six Steps to Welcoming a New Church Pastor

Choosing a new pastor is a tough job for a search committee. The wrong decision can be disastrous for pastor and church. Religion researchers offer tips to get your faith community on the right track when recruiting a new pastor.

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So Much Better: How Peer Support Can Revive Pastors' Passion

So Much Better: How Peer Support Can Revive Pastors' Passion Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Christianity

In 2004, after nearly three decades as a pastor, the Rev. John Terpstra found himself straining to find joy and meaning in what he did for a living. He was in his early-50s and wondered what would come next.

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Best resources for church leaders

Insights Into Religion is a nondenominational nonprofit website that compiles some of the best information, tips, research, ideas and inspiration for pastors and church leaders, religious and spiritual seekers, students, administrators, and anyone wishing to learn more about religion and spirituality and how faith affects the world. Whether you're looking for a quick sermon idea, spiritual support in times of doubt, information about people of other faiths, or practical tips on using the Internet to further your mission, our affiliates — organizations and websites funded by the Lilly Endowment's Religion Division — have the information you're seeking.

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Positive change for congregations: workshop series

Congregational leaders and members are invited to this luncheon series on positive change resources. Looking at strengths, using affirmative language and focusing on assets can make a difference in congregations, whether... read more >

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Deadline to apply for Project grants

The Louisville Institute offers project grants in support of research, reflection, and writing by academics and pastors that can contribute to the life of the churches in North America. This... read more >

Lilly Fellows Program offers grants and awards

Lilly Fellows Program offers grants and awards

The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts funds several special projects for National Network institutions and awards two prizes.

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The 2013 Lilly Fellows Program National Conference

The 23rd Annual Lilly Fellows Program National Conference, "Faith and Academic Freedom in Civic Virtue," will take place October 18 through 20 at the University of Scranton, in Scranton, Pennsylvania.... read more >

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Children's Faith, Doubt and Silence

During a three-year longitudinal study launched by the Fuller Youth Institute, a parent with three post–high school...

Sermons For Those Struggling with Depression

On Sunday, before worshippers at Washington's National Cathedral, Michael Gerson, Washington Post columnist, delivered...

Lilly Endowment Launchs the Seventh Phase of its Giving Indiana Funds

"Last fall, Lilly Endowment launched the seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative (GIFT VII),...

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