Jump to Navigation

About This Site

Through this gateway, religious leaders and the public can find congregational resources and insights into religious practices. The organizations and projects on this portal site are supported by Lilly Endowment’s Religion Division. Please view the video introduction to the Portal >

Affiliates

National Congregations Study

There is no doubt that religious congregations are a significant part of American society, but there is too little quality information about these...

News Updates

Subscribe to our news updates

RSS Feeds

rss feed

Get Our RSS Feed

Our RSS feed provides an overview of the latest stories. Subscribe in your RSS reader >

On Scripture Weekly Resources

On Scripture

On Scripture Weekly Resources

ON Scripture – The Bible is a unique weekly Biblical commentary from Odyssey Networks that features scripture with a current events spin. Read it now >

Feature

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.

More Stories

Twitter and Facebook help churches reach new audiences.

The abundance of resources available on the Web requires a new level of discipline.  After nearly 30 years in the ministry, the Rev. G. Lee Ramsey Jr. knows writing sermons week after week isn’t easy. It’s not so much writers’ block, he says. The hard part is creating a focused sermon that gives the congregation something to chew on.

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

thanksgiving harvest table

Knowing that many of our visitors are in the midst of Thanksgiving worship planning, we searched our affiliate group sites for great resources and articles for worship and sermon topics. We hope these links to resources will stimulate your own creative thinking and generate fresh Thanksgiving worship ideas this season.

Links to Related Resources

The Theology of Articulation requires testimony, community and authenticity as it seeks to put... More > The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America was formed in 1988, when the Lutheran Church in America... More >
More than 45 theological schools are committed to thoroughly integrating an environmental ethic... More > How do you talk about worship with your congregation when it is difficult to get beyond individual... More >

News

News

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...

Popular Tools

Duke Divinity Leadership Education

 

Questions We Answer

We know that you grapple with many difficult questions as a Christian leader. We want to help. Complex concerns about ministry can’t be fully addressed here, of course, but we provide a starting point for engaging the deep issues. If you don’t find what you are looking for, please see if our partners can help or contact us.

Have more questions?

Search