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Why Formation of Church Laity is Important

Bishop Joseph A. Galante began his tenure at the Catholic Diocese of Camden, N.J., by hosting 140 “speak up” sessions over 15 months to hear from parishioners about their primary... read more >

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Motivating Congregations to Give

Research indicates that there are three primary predictors of high levels of individual giving to Christian congregations: the person’s income, church involvement and beliefs. Families with high incomes are more... read more >

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Using Power for Good: Turning Ideas into Missions

In 1981, Keith and Darlene Wasserman opened their home to a person in need. Today, they run Good Works Inc., a ministry that helps homeless people transition to more stable... read more >

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The Community is What Counts

Arnold M. Eisen, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, shares the concern of mainline Protestantism over declines in participation. That challenge, he suggests, is best addressed by... read more >

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How a Small Church Creates a Big Ministry Impact

With a full-time staff of just three people, Metro Baptist Church serves nearly 1,600 community members in the infamous New York neighborhood known as Hell’s Kitchen through preschool and after-school... read more >

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Quantifying Love for Your Neighbor

Not infrequently, nonprofits looking for support from large donors fail to motivate people to give what they'd initially hoped. That is because charities don’t speak the outcome-based language donors want.... read more >

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Design Guidelines for Church Renovations

Church architecture and landscaping make a significant difference in how well a church welcomes visitors. When members enter through side doors that open into labyrinthine corridors that lead to the... read more >

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Church Renovations that Build Community

The term “community” used to refer to the people who lived in proximity to one another; today the term often indicates people who share a common interest. Community of both... read more >

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Faith Groups and Immigration

As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments over Arizona’s immigration law, religious groups held a 48-hour prayer vigil. A religious concern of vigil supporters is that their charitable work among... read more >

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Why Multi-site Churches are Succeeding

Multi-site congregations are growing faster than megachurches. Multi-site congregations share vision, budget, leadership and board of directors, face fewer problems related to zoning, building and community acceptance, and allow for... read more >

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Rose and Cal promote shared joy with religious humor across traditions

The first Ahead of the Trend in 2019 celebrates two couples who have never given up hope that understanding can make...

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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