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Consider the Sabbatical Context

Increasingly, clergy are encouraged to pay attention to the physical, emotional and spiritual effects of the stress of ministry, and to take steps to protect and preserve their own well-being.... read more >

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The best pastoral sabbatical provides an opportunity to feed both your spirit and intellect through study and/or travel, and renews your joy in ministry through informed play and self-directed inquiry. Insights Into Religion provides resources and links to stories and tips for pastoral sabbaticals as well as ways to apply for funding for clergy sabbaticals.

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A new book suggests teens are practicing religion in their own way

A new book suggests teens are practicing religion in their own way Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

In A Faith of Their Own teens rate the personal significance of religion highly; less so the institutional part.

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When it comes to polls, read the fine print

Even lay people can, and should, ask tough questions about polls to see if their claims match their findings. And when it comes to poll data we should all be informed consumers.

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Taking the lead on good governance

Are there better ways to run congregational boards? One consultant offers up best practices.

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Growing old gracefully

Older members make up a sizable portion of many congregations. Churches can find help online for meeting their spiritual needs.

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Contemporary Worship a Boon to Churches

With its emphasis on an expressive spirituality, contemporary worship may be one of the most promising avenues for congregational growth.

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Pastoral Study Grants for Clergy

Grants for religious researchers and pastors from the Louisville Institute assist research and writing projects that advance religious and theological scholarship in ways that also enhance our understanding of important... read more >

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Study Grant Programs for Pastors

The Pastoral Study Project Program at Louisville Institute offers clergy leaders the opportunity to conduct a serious investigation of issues related to Christian life, faith, and ministry. Funding allows for... read more >

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Prayers Answered, Dreams Experienced

In this powerful sabbatical reflection, Pastor Tom Hux recounts his history with South African pastor Tshenuwani Simon Farisani, a one-time political prisoner who escaped to California. The two met when... read more >

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Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the project Wednesday as one of nearly $49 million in grants for...

$2 Miilion for Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana has received a grant of $2 million as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s...

Answering A Call For Help

Anyone who belongs to a large, extended family network that includes people living in poverty knows about that phone...

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