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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

Poll Out on Prayers of the Non-Religious

For many non-believers, it is an instinctive response to a crisis: “Please, God.” So perhaps it should not be...

Sermons for President's Day from Indiana University

War of 1812 in the collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University:   Before the War, The War - 1812...

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