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When it comes to social media, congregations and clergy trail behind most other organizations and individuals.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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.

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 act of loving and serving people is sharing the gospel. When people are shown love and... More > A brief video provided by the Forum for Theological Exploration highlights seminarians and clergy... More >
Ministry is a unique profession. Unlike lawyers and doctors, the ministry field has many low pay,... More > The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship provides several resources for worship planning as the... More >

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