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A competitive marketplace is forcing churches to embrace business practices to court fickle churchgoers.

 

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Twitter and Facebook help churches reach new audiences.

Left to fester, conflict can lead church members to leave, finances to plummet, faith to be forever lost. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Worshippers want to feel their contributions are making a difference. The tithe may no longer be the norm outside conservative Protestant churches, but members who feel connected to their church and confident it is contributing to God’s work still give financially.

Ten essential skills the next generation of religious leaders will need  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Christianity

Some skills are time-tested, such as listening and collaborating, but tomorrow’s religious leaders will also need to be entrepreneurial and communicate in new ways.

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Rose and Cal promote shared joy with religious humor across traditions

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Disruption, Death and the Old Testament

The Old Testament has its roots in two great disruptions: the collapse of the Late Bronze Age geopolitical system and...

Great Faith Hand in Hand with Great Sleep, Says Study

 A strong faith could be the key to a good night’s sleep, according to a study released this week in the Journal...

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