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Hospitality is key to church growth Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation Christianity

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

 

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Prayer and Preparedness During a Disaster Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

Natural disasters, like the massive tornado that struck Oklahoma, can devastate entire communities and sometimes shake our faith, whether we are directly affected or not. Many ask why God would allow such tragedy, or wonder if the disaster is God’s punishment.

Energy efficiency sends message of stewardship bikes help save energy Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation Christianity

From bike racks to gardens, congregations can give testimony to their green values.

Special needs wheelchair accessibility Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

Fewer than half of the parents surveyed in a recent study said their faith community is supportive of their child with special needs. A church must include all, and here are some ways to do that.

Taking the lead on good governance best practices Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

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

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2018 National Congregations Study in Process

  Mark Chaves, Professor of Sociology, Religious Studies, and Divinity & Director, National Congregations...

Silence is Not An Option

"Hate has a history. And it extends into the present. Hate has a religious history. And that religious history also...

Baptist General Convention of Texas Receives $1 million in Grant Money From the Lilly Foundation

"The Baptist General Convention of Texas received a $1 million implementation grant from the Lilly Endowment to...

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