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Administrating Your Church: The Basics of Supervising Staff

Seminaries and schools of religion do not focus much attention on equipping students for the practical task of supervising, coordinating, and motivating staff and teams. As a result, clergy either... read more >

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Social Philanthropy and Church Mission

Congregations are feeling the pinch as member contributions decline with America's current depressed economic situation. However, needs are increasing for the same reason. According to the Rev. Joe Mann, former... read more >

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Making Good Pastors Better

In 2012, Christian Theological Seminary launched the Center for Pastoral Excellence, an initiative to support the next generation of church leaders through a range of programs addressing “the long arc... read more >

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Breathing new life into a failing church

How does a typical struggling, urban Methodist church transform itself into a vibrant, outward-oriented faith community? By looking forward, not back, according to the Rev. Dr. Jim Harnish, who transferred... read more >

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Pope Francis: What The World Really Thinks Of Him

Pope Francis, the 265th successor to St. Peter, is both the first Latin American and the first Jesuit to be chosen to lead the Roman Catholic Church. ReligionLink, a resource... read more >

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Ten Essential Skills The Next Generation Of Religious Leaders Will Need

Ten Essential Skills The Next Generation Of Religious Leaders Will Need Man in a Library Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights Into Religion News

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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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.

Grants from the Wabash Center

Grants from the Wabash Center

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Mar 01, 2017 to Oct 01, 2017

The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion offers several grants for activities that promote a sustained conversation about pedagogy through the improvement teaching and learning, the encouragement of research and study, and the creation of a supportive environment for teaching.

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Calvin Institute Provides Worship Renewal Grants

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship has given $300,000 in grants to support worship renewal across North America. Since it began in the year 2000, the Worship Renewal Grants Program has... read more >

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Creating positive change by working together

To help congregations embrace change based in their strengths and positive attributes, the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, dedicated to supporting and strengthening Indiana congregations, hosted the Flourishing Congregations initiative. The... read more >

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Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

Poll Out on Prayers of the Non-Religious

For many non-believers, it is an instinctive response to a crisis: “Please, God.” So perhaps it should not be...

Sermons for President's Day from Indiana University

War of 1812 in the collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University:   Before the War, The War - 1812...

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