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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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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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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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