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With its emphasis on an expressive spirituality, contemporary worship may be one of the most promising avenues for congregational growth.

 

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Older members make up a sizable portion of many congregations. Churches can find help online for meeting their spiritual needs.

Staci Imes knew she wanted to study at a seminary with a strong commitment to social justice.  She knew she wanted a program focused on training ministers, rather than scholars.  And while she’s committed to her denomination, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), she relishes the idea of studying with people from different traditions. But which seminary was for her?

In A Faith of Their Own teens rate the personal significance of religion highly; less so the institutional part.

Faculty members at theological schools are highly satisfied with their jobs. They are bidding higher for a select group of students. But those students are incurring far more educational debt than in the past. Those are among the conclusions of three studies. The studies, which were completed before the economic downturn,  update conclusions drawn 10 years ago on the subjects of theological faculty, seminary financing and student debt. They contain much good news and much that will require further conversation and closer study.

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Contrary to the notion that U.S. military action must be predicated on American strategic interests... More > Faith community civic participation can bond groups together and/or bridge between groups. Bonding... More >
Hope is an "ancient virtue" that is celebrated across all religions and cultures. However, when... More > Seminaries and schools of religion do not focus much attention on equipping students for the... More >

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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...

Discovering Hope in the Valley of Dry Bones

Struggling in the valley of dry bones?Listen and subscribe to Faith & Leadership's podcast, Can These Bones. The...

The Heart of a Servant and Faith Like a Child

Here are some sermon resources and art work for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 23, 2018 (Year B)...

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