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The Project for a Lived Theology

The current generation of theology students is experiencing a resurgence of moral energy as they pursue deeper theological understandings and look for ways to make a difference in the world.... read more >

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Philanthropy in the Black Church

Members of historically Black churches who give generously to their congregation rank spiritual support for their everyday lives as the most important thing they want from their church. Surprisingly, social... read more >

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Helping Theology Students Understand Their "Calling"

While college students are interested in discovering a career, they also search for meaning. The Program for the Theological Exploration of Vocation helps church-related colleges and universities engage students in... read more >

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The State of Hispanic Christianity in the U.S

Most Hispanics who move away from Roman Catholicism are unaffiliated with any religious tradition. This is especially true for Hispanic youth and new immigrants. Since 40 percent of U.S. Hispanics... read more >

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Characteristics of New Worshippers

Thirty-four percent of worship attendees have been in their current worship community fewer than six years, which points to a high worship turnover rate. Learn more about new worshippers, their... read more >

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Building Congregational Vitality

Congregational vitality rests on four key elements: nurturing spiritual growth, involving worshippers in the congregation in many ways, community outreach and service, and understanding who your worshippers are and what... read more >

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Survey Your Congregation

Build from your church’s strengths. Let your congregation take the U.S. Congregational Life Survey. You'll receive expert analysis of your worshipper's responses and get several reports with video resources to... read more >

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Church Growth Resources

Whether you are looking for vetted information on evangelism and church growth or worshiper characteristics and behaviors this list of books and Web-housed resources will help. Based on the findings... read more >

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Why Churches Grow: Myths and Realities

Most of the assumptions about why some churches grow and others fail to thrive are wrong. “Myths and Facts about Evangelism and Church Growth” corrects the record on a variety... read more >

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Worship Services and Sermons

Approximately 50 percent of Catholic homilies last 10 minutes or less, but conservative Protestant sermons are rarely less than 10 minutes, according to the U.S. Congregational Life Survey, which provides... read more >

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Volunteer Shortage Affects Church Food Programs

Joe and Judy Nesbit spent Tuesday afternoon taking stock of hundreds of food items filling the shelves of the Seventh-...

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

"Our [Lilly] family's commitment to restore and expand Duke's library that bears the Lilly name comes from our hearts...

Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the project Wednesday as one of nearly $49 million in grants for...

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