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Sustainable Institutions, Like Ecosystems, Utilize God’s Generous Provision

Elegant design of an institutional “ecosystem” involves fundamentally responding to God’s generous provision, thinking in terms of not just the physical space and the short-term problems, but the people, ideas, services, networks,... read more >


Good Stewardship Going Green

Duke Seminary's idea, which quickly gained favor, was to buy locally grown products, support fair trade and offer a living wage to employees, serve organic foods when possible, and recycle everything... read more >


Five Hopeful Signs for U.S. Congregations

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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.


Renewed faith and vitality at Florida megachurch

Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Coral, Fla., has become an economically diverse, multiethnic, multicampus megachurch through closer adherence to the Wesleyan tradition of reaching out to blue-collar and struggling... read more >


Religious response to disaster is often critical

Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast of the United States in October 2012, causing damage in 17 states and leaving millions without power or worse, with damaged or destroyed homes.... read more >


Priest-doctor Rick Frechette and his Haitian mission

Twenty-five years ago, the Rev. Richard Frechette began a ministry in Haiti to care and provide houses for orphans. Today his program shelters 800 children in several centers. When the... read more >


There is More to Capital Fundraising Than Money

Churches can improve their effective ministry by expanding their definition of “capital” to include non-monetary assets when running a capital fundraising program. In addition to money, effective ministry can also... read more >


Open to All: Including the Disabled in Your Church Community

Everyone needs God, says Nick Vujicic, a Christian evangelist born with a rare condition characterized by the absence of all four limbs. Vujicic, who preaches to packed churches around the globe, credits... read more >


Doing Justice: Christian Discipleship as a Living Practice

U.S. culture stresses individuality, competition and independence, yet Christians are called to be a part of the body of Christ, which requires that we also value the common good. That... read more >


Peacemaking: Christian Discipleship as a Living Practice

The incarnation is God’s primary and radical act of peacemaking with creation, through which God subverted every expectation of what it would mean for God to come, redeem the world... read more >





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...

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