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A Congregation’s History is its 'Sacred Bundle'

Every institution has a “sacred bundle” of symbols, stories and artifacts that confers identity upon the community and establishes its norms and traditions. It is, at its heart, the distillation of a community’s journey. The longer an institution has existed, the more layered and complex its sacred bundle. New clergy, in particular, need to learn from their congregations in order to identify and understand the significance of the artifacts in the institution’s sacred bundle. In an article prepared for Faith & Leadership, an online offering of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School, Duke’s director of theological education at the Duke Clergy Health Initiative, Edgar Moore, explores the importance of a faith community’s history and traditions, especially for clergy who are new to the parish.



Support for Rural Pastors

Grove City College received a nearly $1 million grant to help establish the Project on Rural Ministry. It’s an outreach...

Sunday Church Servicing in the Wake of Hurricane Michael

"Church leaders knew the Sunday following the storm would be important and necessary in what's expected to be a...

Relationship Across Rupture

On Being with Sally Kohn & Erick Erickson, “Relationship Across Rupture”Two lightning-rod figures on...


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