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Worship in Times of Natural Disaster

This collection of resources was initially created in response to Hurricane Katrina and the 2004 Southeast Asian tsunami but is equally applicable for all natural disasters. These suggestions are offered... read more >

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Worship Resources in Times of War

This resource addresses various aspects of preparing and conducting worship services in wartime. Topics include orienting questions, prayers, conducting a service of prayers, and scripture and song resources. Additional web... read more >

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Funeral and Memorial Service Resources

The funeral service offers a unique opportunity to think beyond this life. Attendees are more open to meet God, and are often ready to listen carefully. This discussion by the... read more >

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The Power of Story

There are lots of stories of hope and renewal taking place in Indianapolis’ east side. C. Christopher Smith tells the hopeful story of his church, Englewood Christian Church, in his book, The... read more >

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Take Your Leadership Team to a Training Event

Attending a conference or workshop provides lay members of your congregation with fresh ideas and new insights and generates enthusiasm. A group also brings diverse lenses to the event, generates... read more >

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Looking Within and Stepping Beyond

Effective growth and transformational programs begin with introspection. That’s the message of these stories of four Indiana congregations that embarked on the challenge of understanding themselves and their ministry locations,... read more >

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Hospitality Leads to Renewal

This article contains accounts of congregations engaged in renewal by restoring their vision of hospitality in the midst of congregational change. Read about a historic black church pastor breaking tradition... read more >

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Four Accounts of Congregational Transformation

“In churches, it’s so easy to turn our chairs inward and talk to ourselves about ourselves. But that’s not what it’s about. We need to keep our chairs facing outward,”... read more >

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Innovative Ministry in Experimental Urban Churches

One young church posts background information on key proposals to the church’s website prior to annual meetings so members can log in, read, and vote online, ahead of time. Another... read more >

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Conflict in Congregations: What we’ve Learned

No congregation is immune to conflict, however if conflict is not handled well it can shatter the heart and soul of a faith community. Rightly handled, conflict can be an... read more >

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What Brings You Happiness?

At Harvard Business Review, why the pursuit of money isn't bringing you joy -- and what will. [Read more]. "If there...

Communion Wafers: The Fine Art of Faith and Breadmaking

"The Order of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, or simply Carmelites, is a Roman Catholic...

Indiana Media Expands with Lily Foundation Help

WFYI Public Media and the eight other Indiana Public Broadcasting stations that make up IPB News will soon be hiring...

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