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Why Institutions Matter

While some institutions are bureaucracies of the worst sort, vibrant institutions are crucial to sustaining meaning and purpose in our lives and in the world. Christian awareness of sin should... read more >

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The Intersection of Work and Faith

Ten Trappist monks rise daily at 3:30 a.m. for morning prayers. At 6 a.m. the first team enters their bakery to begin the day's production of rum-soaked fruitcakes. An article... read more >

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Why Ministers are Leaving Local Church Ministry

A 2002 survey questioned Christian clergy who have left the ministry. The study, conducted across five Protestant denominations, yielded some interesting information. It turns out former pastors are not much... read more >

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What Search Committees Want

Are you a male, under 40 years old, and married to a nonworking woman who volunteers on church committees? If so, churches are looking for you to lead their congregation.... read more >

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A Fresh Look at Clergy Salaries in the 21st Century

Most Protestant churches determine a pastor's salary by analyzing the marketplace. According to recent research, however, current ministry pay scales are too low to allow clergy to live comfortably, and... read more >

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What Lay People Want in Pastors

In this paper, researcher Adair T. Lummis draws upon interviews with lay leaders and judicatory executives to outline the pastoral qualities sought by lay search committees. Lummis explores the problems... read more >

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Taking The Lead On Good Governance

Taking The Lead On Good Governance best practices Insights into Religion News Lilly Foundation Funding Grants

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

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Congregational Giving

Contributions to faith communities are declining, but multiple factors improve giving, according to national studies by the Cooperative Congregational Studies Partnership conducted in 2000 and 2005. "Insights Into: Financial Giving"... read more >

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Hospitality is Key to Church Growth

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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Energy Efficiency Sends Message of Stewardship

Energy Efficiency Sends Message Of Stewardship bikes help save energy Insights into Religion News Lilly Foundation Christianity

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

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FULLER dialogues on Race and Identity

“We are joined at the site of the dirt. And the dirt is our kin. From dust and to dust we will return. We are of the...

Gun Safety Advocate

After her mother was killed in the 2015 Charleston church shooting, the Rev. Sharon Risher became an evangelist for a...

Billy Graham 1918-2018

  Billy Graham was perhaps the most significant religious figure of the 20th century, and the organizations and...

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