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The number of Americans with no religious affiliation continues to rise. Fewer young people are going to church. And the effects of recession have placed greater burdens on religious institutions in a time of shrinking resources.

 

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7 Ways Congregations Can Embrace People With Special Needs wheelchair accessibility Insights into Religion News Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Woman

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.

Five Hopeful Signs For U.S. Congregations House Building Neighbors Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Lightstock 31670

The number of Americans with no religious affiliation continues to rise. Fewer young people are going to church. And the effects of recession have placed greater burdens on religious institutions in a time of shrinking resources.

Church Giving Tied To Gratitude And A Sense Of Mission Insights into Religion News Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Writer Pen Paper Give Checkbook

Worshippers want to feel their contributions are making a difference. The tithe may no longer be the norm outside conservative Protestant churches, but members who feel connected to their church and confident it is contributing to God’s work still give financially.

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The past decade hasn’t been kind to American congregations. But things may not be that ominous.

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