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Can Dying Congregations Die a 'Good' Death?

Once-mainline churches are now not only "sideline," but they are increasingly closing their doors. While many worshippers are saddened by the process, sometimes it is possible to find new life, even... read more >

Faith & Leadership Wins Church Press Awards

Faith & Leadership Wins Church Press Awards

Faith & Leadership has won seven awards in the Associated Church Press’ 2013 "Best of the Christian Press" contest.

The awards were announced recently at the annual ACP convention in Chicago. The ACP, founded in 1916, is the oldest interdenominational religious press association in North America and its membership comprises newspapers, newsletters, magazines, journals, news services, e-zines and websites.

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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

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

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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Franklin College Master's Program Gift

"A $150,000 gift from Drs. Leonard and Teresa Bissonnette will help support Franklin College's new Master of Science in...

Working Hands

The Work of the Hands by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros ... It’s with open hands that we welcome the stranger, open up...

International Peacemaker on Syrian Refugee Crisis at Union Seminary

Dr. Mary Mikhael, a native of Syria, will visit Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond October 3, 2018, to address the...

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