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Two Churches Merging Into One Large Community

Research indicates that about 3,500 U.S. churches close their doors every year. In that environment, many church leaders find themselves focusing on how to keep their church doors open. But... read more >


Deadline Approaches to Apply for the Pastoral Study Project Program

The Pastoral Study Project Program application deadline is quick approaching. Participants are asked to apply before September 1 in order to be considered for the Louisville Institute's grants of up... read more >

Calvin Institute Worship Symposium Registrations Being Accepted

Calvin Institute Worship Symposium Registrations Being Accepted

Dates & Time: 
Jan 25, 2018 to Jan 27, 2018

The annual Calvin Symposium on Worship is a three-day conference held in January and sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and the Center for Excellence in Preaching. The conference brings together a wide audience of pastors, worship leaders and planners, artists, musicians, scholars, students and other interested worshipers.

Grand Rapids, Michigan


Congregations Seek New Purpose for Historic Worship Space

Many congregations in the United States are facing a common problem: not enough attendees or savings to maintain their historic buildings. Consequently, many churches are at risk of closing, many... read more >


Healing the Moral Wounds of War

One of the dislocations of war for soldiers is the fact that back home, life continues to develop. It means that returning warriors experience a sense of dislocation on top... read more >


Using Game Theory for Conflict Resolution

The interdisciplinary field of game theory had its origins in a 1944 publication called, “Theory of Games and Economic Behavior.” Since then, it has influenced government, business and some fields... read more >


Online Academy of Preaching Offers Worship Guidance to Pastors

The Center for Pastoral Excellence and the Christian Theological Seminary offer an online program to promote excellence in preaching and worship by supporting the deepening of faith and biblical practices. The... read more >


Cafe-Bar-Church: Seeking New Ways to Model Christ

Martin Luther was known to invite his students to his house, where he would serve homemade ale and engage in theological conversation. Reflecting that earthiness of faith is “Luther’s Table,”... read more >


How Abilities and Disabilities Reveal God

While ramps, accessible restrooms and hearing loops help to remove physical barriers that keep people with disabilities out of churches, it takes more to truly welcome everyone into God’s kingdom,... read more >





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...


Fri, Apr 20, 2018 - 09:00 am
The Idea of Tradition in the Late Modern World: An Ecumenical and Interreligious Conversation. A Confer

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