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Congregations embracing technology, study finds

Websites, Facebook and other tools are helping churches stay connected to their members and reach out to the wider community.

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Social media goes spiritual

Twitter and Facebook help churches reach new audiences.

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The Challenges of Writing a Sermon — And Tips For Sermon Preparation

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.

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Hospitality is key to church growth

A competitive marketplace is forcing churches to embrace business practices to court fickle churchgoers.

Planning For Lent, Palm Sunday, Easter: Helpful Ideas For An Inspiring Holy Season

Planning For Lent, Palm Sunday, Easter: Helpful Ideas For An Inspiring Holy Season

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Apr 21, 2019

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. We hope these links to resources will enliven and inspire your own creative thinking about Lent, Palm Sunday, and Easter. [Sermon resources]

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Roland “Ronnie” Smith Plays Music World-Wide

Roland “Ronnie” Smith Plays Music World-Wide

When Roland “Ronnie” Smith is at a keyboard, whether an upright piano or baby grand, a digital keyboard or pipe organ, it is well with his soul.

“Music transports me,” he said as he began playing the organ in the chapel at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Inverness where he is the church’s music director.

A career church musician, Smith has played all over the United States and Europe, in small churches and large, majestic cathedrals.

From that moment he was captivated and since he has been captivating others with his playing.

World’s Largest Children’s Museum Celebrates Unique Global Partnership

World’s Largest Children’s Museum Celebrates Unique Global Partnership

Rare antiquities from Greece including mythological gods and goddesses, a replica of the Antikythera mechanism and fine art will be part of a new exhibit at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis opening June 15, 2019 called Treasures of Ancient Greece. A separate exhibit called Take Me There: Greece will focus on the people, culture, environment, homes and market.

Sacred Roots Thriving in Ministry (SRTM) Project Gets Lilly Funding

Sacred Roots Thriving in Ministry (SRTM) Project Gets Lilly Funding

Rev. Hank Voss Jr., assistant professor of Biblical studies, was recently awarded a five-year, nearly one million dollar grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., only the second of its kind to be awarded to a faculty member at Taylor.

Sunday Church Servicing in the Wake of Hurricane Michael

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 protracted recovery. Pacific-Standard: Viewfinder: Holding church service in the wake of Hurricane Michael." [Read more].

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Latest Syllabi From Wabash Center

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Neuroscience and Spirituality Views on Resilience

Spirituality: A Facet of Resilience: Anne Nolty, assistant professor of psychology, and a team of researchers look...

Global Arts and Witness in a Multifaith Context

FULLER dialogues: Global Arts and Witness: Scholars and guests of the School of Intercultural Studies discuss the...

How funders can support bold, emerging leaders and their cutting-edge ideas.

These leaders are finding new ways to break down barriers to opportunity and justice at a time when people of color,...

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