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How To Engage People with Newsletter Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

De Haan uses Mailchimp to send out the monthly newsletters he creates for Calvin Collegehymnary.org and the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Mailchimp is free when a newsletter has less than 2,000 subscribers.  Other popular newsletter platforms are Constant Contact and Campaign Monitor. Whatever platform a church chooses, de Haan said it’s important not to spam subscribers. Get permission to send them the newsletter, and give them the option to unsubscribe and manage their email preferences.

 

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The Challenges of Writing a Sermon — And Tips For Sermon Preparation Insights into Religion News Lilly Foundation

The abundance of resources available on the Web requires a new level of discipline.  After nearly 30 years in the ministry, the Rev. G. Lee Ramsey Jr. knows writing sermons week after week isn’t easy. It’s not so much writers’ block, he says. The hard part is creating a focused sermon that gives the congregation something to chew on.

God And Gun Control What Role Does Faith Play In The Debate Religious Liberty  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Does God have a place in the gun control debate? This portal has frequently highlighted resources from our affiliates that address gun issues, however as the debate escalates in response to violence and legislation, we offer the following resources from our affiliates that provide insight into how faith communities can respond to the gun violence, cope with tragedies and promote change.

Facing Death With Faith Sunrise over Field  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Kayla Mueller's beautiful letter to her family while being held by ISIS is an eloquent testament of faith in the midst of adversity that continues to inspire after her death.

Planning For Lent, Palm Sunday, Easter Helpful Ideas For An Inspiring Holy Season Cross Jesus Lilly Foundation Funding Insights Into Religion News

Knowing that preachers and teachers are in the midst of worship and sermon planning, we searched our affiliate group sites for great resources and inspiring articles about worship and sermon topics.

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2017 Award Winners - Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship   Recipients include: Lizbeth Celis, Concord; Tessa Clark, Bethany...

McKibben Where Climate and Faith Meet

On the stump with former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, or writing the lead piece in the New York Times’...

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