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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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Making Worship Accessible for All

Persons with disabilities have diverse needs. However, there is a lot that any congregation can do to make worship considerably more accessible. This article by Kathleen M. Black on the... read more >

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Children-Friendly Worship Service

This two-part guide explores the benefits and means to create truly intergenerational worship services. Offering a list of principles for consideration, guidelines for child participation, ideas on how to prepare... read more >

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“Cruciform Excellence” in the 21st Century Church

The world changed dramatically in recent decades and, as such, what is expected of clergy and church life also changed. Unfortunately, churches and most clergy have been slow adapters. In... read more >

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Provocative Findings on Pastoral Leadership in the 21st Century

Surprisingly, only 40 percent of pastors in conservative denominations but 33 percent of pastors in mainline and liberal denominations, identify themselves as evangelical. Two-thirds of clergy preach to a congregation... read more >

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First and Second Career Clergy Comparison

Overall, 56 percent of senior or solo pastors are second career clergy. In the Catholic and mainline Protestant denominations most clergy are first career, while in conservative Protestant and historically... read more >

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Looking for Online Resources?

The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right...

Is Pence Right About The Growth of Religion in the US?

"Religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day." —...

Apply for a Thriving in Ministry Grant

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced a new grant program to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus...

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The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is a professional association providing support of theological and religious studies libraries and librarians. ATLA produces a prestigious line of electronic resources to support the scholarly study of religion and theology. Learn more.

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