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

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Many people abandon Twitter shortly after opening an account. But if you stick with it, it will bear fruit.

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Breaking free from the stereotype of the disengaged teen could help churches serve them better. And as those teens age into adulthood, congregations need to be willing to work to keep them involved.

 

Websites, Facebook and other tools are helping churches stay connected to their members and reach out to the wider community.

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The Spiritual Practice of Humor

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Ohio State researchers in June pored over hundreds of obituaries from across the country. They found that people with...

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