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The best pastoral sabbatical provides an opportunity to feed both your spirit and intellect through study and/or travel, and renews your joy in ministry through informed play and self-directed inquiry. Insights Into Religion provides resources and links to stories and tips for pastoral sabbaticals as well as ways to apply for funding for clergy sabbaticals.

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A new book suggests teens are practicing religion in their own way

A new book suggests teens are practicing religion in their own way Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

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

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When it comes to polls, read the fine print

Even lay people can, and should, ask tough questions about polls to see if their claims match their findings. And when it comes to poll data we should all be informed consumers.

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Taking the lead on good governance

Are there better ways to run congregational boards? One consultant offers up best practices.

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Growing old gracefully

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

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Contemporary Worship a Boon to Churches

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

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Pastoral Study Grants for Clergy

Grants for religious researchers and pastors from the Louisville Institute assist research and writing projects that advance religious and theological scholarship in ways that also enhance our understanding of important... read more >

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Study Grant Programs for Pastors

The Pastoral Study Project Program at Louisville Institute offers clergy leaders the opportunity to conduct a serious investigation of issues related to Christian life, faith, and ministry. Funding allows for... read more >

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Prayers Answered, Dreams Experienced

In this powerful sabbatical reflection, Pastor Tom Hux recounts his history with South African pastor Tshenuwani Simon Farisani, a one-time political prisoner who escaped to California. The two met when... read more >

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Finders Keepers: a Sabbatical Reflection

Pastor Mike Mather had the rare privilege of receiving two sabbatical grants from the Lilly Endowment. The first, in 2000, was a six-month break that allowed him to take his... read more >

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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...

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has received a $1 million grant

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has received a $1 million grant to help establish the CBF Thriving in Ministry...

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