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The Hierarchy of Holiness

The contemporary Western world has difficulty thinking well of hierarchy, but in the Eastern Orthodox Church hierarchy has maintained a sense of divinity. The Russian Orthodox theologian Vladimir Lossky thought... read more >


Economic Recession and Christian Redemption

The current downturn in the U.S. economy is affecting most Christian congregations. Clergy must strike a balance between offering spiritual comfort and providing practical help. This article explores how clergy... read more >


The Role of Grants in Churches

As Sunday offerings decline because of the recession, church leaders might consider grants to replace lost resources. Granting agencies want to see their money spent to help the broader community... read more >


Money and Faith in Hard Times

Many faith communities face difficult financial circumstances in even the best of times. When the general economy is down, more churches feel the pinch, and those already on the edge... read more >


Resources about Money for Christian Leaders

For Christian leaders, the challenge is how to deploy sound business principles without sacrificing the gospel call to self-sacrifice and service of others. Faith & Leadership offers two sets of... read more >


Strategic planning keeps congregations focused on mission

Strategic planning is “a structured conversation about what a group of people believe God calls them to be or to do," write Gil Rendle and Alice Mann in their book,... read more >


Male Clergy in Economic Crisis

Although ministers may like to think of themselves as members of the professional middle class, they are hanging on to that status by their fingernails. Male clergy especially are pursuing... read more >


The Best Way to Raise Funds in Hard Economic Times

In an economic contraction, leaders have an opportunity to ground their membership's understanding of giving in the context of spiritual growth. That is, to focus not on fundraising, but on... read more >


Strategizing Ministry Maintenance in a Lean Economy

Anticipating that financial gifts would be reduced as a result of the declining U.S. economy, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship developed strategies to manage the expected shortfall. Steps included reducing small... read more >


Talking About Money at Church

Reflecting on our personal habits and attitudes about money and connecting them to biblical and theological wisdom is a critical discipline for Christian leadership, says the Rev. Kevin R. Armstrong... read more >





Holy Week Inspiration

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Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

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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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