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Help For Pastors Leading Church Transformation

Three factors make church transformation possible: pastor, passion, and position. The pastor plays the critical role as the initiating leader of the process; the passion comes from the lay leaders... read more >

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Internet Strategies for Congregations

Planning how to utilize the Internet in your congregation was the topic of a series of workshops presented by the Center for Congregations, an organization that strengthens congregations by helping... read more >

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Graduate Views of Seminary Effectiveness

What do seminary students do after graduation, and how well do they think their theological training prepared them for their work? This 2005 report shows the survey results of graduates... read more >

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What The Public Really Thinks About Theology Schools

Are theological schools doing an adequate job impacting both church and society? Is there a public role for seminaries to play? A 1998 survey of diverse social leaders explores perceptions about... read more >

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Help for new pastors entering ministry

The Lilly Endowment supported a multi-denominational program to bring clergy, churches, schools and students into a coordinated mentoring program to help new clergy transition into full-time ministry.  In the article, "Transition... read more >

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Alban Institute Blogs Offer Opportunities to Explore Ministry

The Alban Institute, a major resource for American congregations facing the challenges of a changing society, hosts several blogs that offer you an opportunity to join conversations on current topics,... read more >

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Freshening the Baptism Liturgy

Baptism is a celebration of God’s grace and covenant with a rich history in the traditions of the church. An article by Howard Vanderwell and Norma de Waal Malefyt, contains ideas... read more >

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How to Study Your Congregation

Techniques for congregational study and self-study have been developed by researchers in the field of Congregational Studies. Those tools and methods were collected and published in the seminal textbook, The... read more >

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A More Profound Alleluia

Read an excerpt from A More Profound Alleluia: Theology and Worship in Harmony edited by Leann Van Dyk, offered on the website of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. The book may... read more >

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Accessible Faith: A Guide

Houses of worship serve as both centers of worship and centers of community life. Many were built before the issue of accessibility rose to national consciousness, resulting in structures with... read more >

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Sharing Deep Stories Despite Politics

“We all have deep stories, whatever our politics, but we’re not fully aware of them. They’re dreamlike and are told...

Support for Rural Pastors

Grove City College received a nearly $1 million grant to help establish the Project on Rural Ministry. It’s an outreach...

Sunday Church Servicing in the Wake of Hurricane Michael

"Church leaders knew the Sunday following the storm would be important and necessary in what's expected to be a...

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