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Cultivate and Support Young Church Leaders

The Forum for Theological Exploration, an ecumenical nonprofit that supports the next generation of church and academic leaders by cultivating gifted young people for ministry and church leadership from all... read more >

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Lead Well and Develop Effective Lay Leaders

Many senior and solo clergy are caught in a "reactive" paradigm that is not oriented around a pragmatic strategy for training leadership. Other clergy fear releasing power and control. But... read more >

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Developing a Vision for Christian Leadership

What makes Christian leadership different from secular leadership, and Christian institutions different from their secular counterparts? Clarifying your own sense of the work, mission, and goals of leading Christian institutions... read more >

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Creating green space for clergy to renew and reenergize their ministry

In an innovative move, the Christian Reformed Church created the opportunity for groups of clergy to form fellowships to discover “green spaces” in their lives and ministries. As the program... read more >

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Balancing leadership and humility — and Keeping Jesus first

When Christian professionals “talk more of leadership strategies and career plans than, say, love, humility or excellence,” they are forgetting an integral element of faith, according to Jo Kadlecek, journalist-in-residence... read more >

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Six Steps To Welcoming A New Church Pastor

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Choosing a new pastor is a tough job for a search committee. The wrong decision can be disastrous for pastor and church. Religion researchers offer tips to get your faith community on the right track when recruiting a new pastor.

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So Much Better: How Peer Support Can Revive Pastors' Passion

So Much Better: How Peer Support Can Revive Pastors' Passion Insights Into Religion News Lilly Foundation Funding Holding Hands Together Suits

In 2004, after nearly three decades as a pastor, the Rev. John Terpstra found himself straining to find joy and meaning in what he did for a living. He was in his early-50s and wondered what would come next.

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Insights Into Religion is a nondenominational nonprofit website that compiles some of the best information, tips, research, ideas and inspiration for pastors and church leaders, religious and spiritual seekers, students, administrators, and anyone wishing to learn more about religion and spirituality and how faith affects the world. Whether you're looking for a quick sermon idea, spiritual support in times of doubt, information about people of other faiths, or practical tips on using the Internet to further your mission, our affiliates — organizations and websites funded by the Lilly Endowment's Religion Division — have the information you're seeking.

Deadline to apply for Project grants

Deadline to apply for Project grants

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Oct 01, 2017

The Louisville Institute offers project grants in support of research, reflection, and writing by academics and pastors that can contribute to the life of the churches in North America. This grant program is designed to support projects that can contribute to our enhanced understanding of important issues concerning Christian faith and life, pastoral leadership, and/or religious institutions. Application deadline is October 1 and grants are for up to $25,000.

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Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to share W. Sibley Towner's Prayers that Sing & Stir the Heart

Study of the Torah   O God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob — for generations now, our ancestors in the faith have...

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One of the most important test cases of religious and political nationalism is unfolding in India, where a political...

Anglican Archbishop’s Lenten prayer book Written by a Catholic Priest

For those that have followed the close collaboration and friendship between Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury...

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