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Engaging the Community in Your Missional Church

Recognizing that in today’s post-Christian, multicultural society the church is no longer at the center of its community so they need a new way to engage the gospel, the congregation... read more >


Resource: How Your Congregation Learns

When a congregation decides to begin something new or needs to make changes, its members are called upon to think and behave in ways they have not yet learned, according... read more >


Impacting the neighborhood around your church

Congregations have an enormous impact on their surrounding communities by providing public ministry, neighborhood programs, space availability and more, says director of Partners for Sacred Spaces Elizabeth Terry. Properly understanding your... read more >


Finding and keeping your greatest asset: volunteers

Volunteers are a valuable asset to any organization but most especially to a faith community. National speaker and volunteer manager Andee Marks led a workshop on shared ministry for the... read more >


Motivating Students Through Real-World Problem-Solving

Active learning and problem-based learning are increasingly being adopted in higher educational by teachers in order to create a more engaged learning atmosphere where students collaborate to solve a real... read more >


Expert Advice on Being an Effective Board Chair

Knowledge of and experience in governing, an effective professional relationship with the school’s president, and the ability to practice oversight in governance are key skills of an effective board chair,... read more >


Rare Disease Research Funded by Medical Ministry

Most public research dollars are spent on diseases that affect large populations. Rare maladies, sometimes called orphan diseases, are seldom pursued. To remedy that, Christian medical researcher Dr. Jimmy Lin... read more >


An Aging Congregation Creates a New Future

Like many mainline Protestant congregations, Gaston Oaks Baptist Church in northeast Dallas has faced decades of aging and decline. But Gaston Oaks, with an average age of 83, found a... read more >


Traditioned Innovation brings communities together

St. Lydia’s in Brooklyn is a church grounded in both early Christian practice and modern urban living. Named for the hospitable woman in the book of Acts, St. Lydia’s holds... read more >


Practice what you preach: Love your neighbors

“The act of loving and serving people is sharing the gospel. When people are shown love and compassion, it stirs hope within them and a desire to seek this God... read more >





Explorer of the Universe, Stephen Hawkings Dies

  "Unlike me, Prof. Hawking did his best to stare into the far reaches of the universe. If anyone could have...

Philanthropy That Thinks Deeply About Rural Community

Based in Indianapolis, the Lilly Endowment is perhaps best known for its grants to strengthen pastoral leaders and...

Grappling with Questions of Belonging, Unity, and Faith

Years ago, against the advice of colleagues, Amanda Parrish Morgan taught Marilynne Robinson's debut novel,...


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