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Wishing to create national conversations concerning the use of Scripture in worship and preaching, the Reverend Martha Simmons, President and...

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Is the mom-and-pop church becoming obsolete? Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America’s consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America’s faithful.

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Twitter and Facebook help churches reach new audiences.

Staff at three universities across the United States - Emory University in Georgia, North Park University in Chicago, and Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, near Atlanta, outlined how they’ve revamped their library facilities and adopted digital technology to remain competitive in an increasingly digital world.

Some skills are time-tested, such as listening and collaborating, but tomorrow’s religious leaders will also need to be entrepreneurial and communicate in new ways.

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

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Art and Music Helping To Survive The Worst

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