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Leadership and Authority Structure - Video

In human institutions, there are two kinds of challenges: technical challenges are problems that can be solved by the institution’s existing knowhow; adaptive challenges are problems that require new learning... read more >

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Promoting Congregational Vitality

All congregations have strengths, but not in all the same areas. And when congregations focus on using their strengths effectively, they become even stronger. An understanding of a congregation’s strengths... read more >

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Growing old gracefully

Older members make up a sizable portion of many congregations. Churches can find help online for meeting their spiritual needs.

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From accessibility to inclusion

Congregations have made great strides in making houses of worship more accessible to people with disabilities. Now they must move toward including them as equal members in the life of the church.

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Energy efficiency sends message of stewardship

Bikes help save energy

From bike racks to gardens, congregations can give testimony to their green values.

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Practical theology examines how people live out their faith

Practical theology examines how people live out their faith  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Often relegated to specialists, theology can better be understood as a process of recognizing a church’s distinctive practices.

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Managing conflict constructively

Managing Conflict Constructively Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation Endowment Grants Churches Christianity

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.

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What Promotes Church Growth?

Key findings from the U.S. Congregational Life Survey indicate that church growth is a consequence of four key strengths: personal invitations from members, good worship experiences, a follow-up process that... read more >

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Tithing: Why People Give

Most academic and church-based conversations about faith and money focus on the needs of churches and the work they do to meet budgets. These top-down concerns do not excite the... read more >

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Mainline Protestant Congregations: A Challenge

Most congregations see their core tasks as worship, religious education, and fellowship. However, mainline Protestant churches and Catholics do not make the organizational investment in supporting these tasks that African... read more >

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Are There Guns in Your Church

Connie Peterson is an accountant whose work requires a calculator, not a weapon. But she doesn’t go anywhere without...

6/10 Religiously Unaffiliated Americans are Athiest, Agnostic or “Nothing in Particular”

"A growing share of Americans are religiously unaffiliated. We recently asked a representative sample of more...

Art and Music Helping To Survive The Worst

“How do we survive when the worst happens? What are the mechanisms?” For Joe Carter, one answer was in spirituals —...

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