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Warsaw New York Pastor, Barbara Therese Enjoys Sabbatical with Lilly Endowment

Warsaw New York Pastor, Barbara Therese Enjoys Sabbatical with Lilly Endowment

For more than half a decade, Rev. Dr. Barbara Therese, pastor of the United Church of Warsaw, New York (not Poland) has brought uplifting stories of hope and unending love to local parishioners, offering up her encouragement and support and serving, when needed, as a shoulder to cry on.

Today, she leaves that all behind — though, certainly, just for a little while thanks to a Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program grant. [Read More].

Serving its Community Transformed a Dwindling Church

Serving its Community Transformed a Dwindling Church

"Trinity’s building is surrounded by the bleaker symbols of urban life, including graffiti-covered billboards, a homeless shelter and used needles in the grass outside the sanctuary door. Hilltop, as this district of Tacoma is known, has a record of serious gang activity, including homicides and a high crime rate.

It is also the place where Trinity is thriving." [Read More]. 

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Latest Syllabi From Wabash Center

Latest Syllabi from Wabash Center. Religion and Anthropology Religious Sects and Cults Methodological and conceptual issues that arise in studying New Religious Movements (NRMs).   Bible Bible and Western Culture Key examples of biblical traditions and critical... read more >

Tips On Preaching Effectively

Tips On Preaching Effectively

"What they all share is that they are captivating speakers whose eloquence points toward God, not their own egos, says Shawn Boyd, who works at the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Baylor. Boyd helped form the criteria that 179 scholars referred to while sorting through 1,000 nominees to select the final 12.

Denominational Leadership program

Denominational Leadership program

Dates & Time: 
Sep 19, 2016

People of all denominations who are transitioning into executive-level positions within denominational governing bodies or who have been in their role fewer than three years are welcome to apply for this selective program. Read more and apply online here.

Location: 
Chapel Hill, NC

On Being Studio launches new podcast

On Being Studio launches new podcast

The On Being studios has launched a new podcast, "Being Wise." The show, hosted by Krista Tippett, is described as an "inquirty into the mystery and art of living." Subscribe on iTunes.

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On Branding Your Church

The notion that churches need to brand themselves the same way a soft drink or shoe is branded has been encouraged recently by research showing that brand identification can provide... read more >

Seminary Growth Sets New Records

Seminary Growth Sets New Records

When the Association of Theological Schools released a report on enrollment trends over the last five years, the headline was a bit surprising. The report, Seminaries set six enrollment records,” described growth trends, including a record number of professional master’s degree students.

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Practical Advice on the Challenges of Prophetic Leadership

As the long-serving pastor of Harlem’s famous Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Rev. Calvin O. Butts co-founded the Abyssinian Development Corporation, which has created $600 million in affordable housing, businesses and... read more >

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Ministers Without Master’s Degrees a Growing Trend

Until 1997, the PC(USA) had always mandated post-baccalaureate education for clergy, but the denomination found itself having to adapt to changing conditions. So, in 1997 church leaders created the “commissioned... read more >

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2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Applications

Online applications are available for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, administered by the Heritage Fund...

God's Time

"Before I retired, the Lilly Foundation gave Asbury Theological Seminary a grant to enable its retiring graduates to...

Wind Farm Noise Reduction Grant from Lilly Foundation

Commissioner Frey also encouraged people to participate in a survey for Wabash Heartland Innovation Network that has...

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Thu, Sep 27, 2018 - 09:00 am
The dates for Homecoming 2018 have been set for Sept.

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