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Choosing a new pastor is a tough job for a search committee. The wrong decision can be disastrous for pastor and church. Religion researchers offer tips to get your faith community on the right track when recruiting a new pastor.

Finding "Pastor Right": Why a Perfect Match Matters Insights into Relition Lilly Foundation Grants Bible pastors leadership

A congregation’s relationship with its pastor is kind of like a marriage, says religion researcher Cynthia Woolever. The wrong chemistry can lead to years of disappointment, stress and conflict. Woolever offers some key strategies for finding — and keeping — a pastor that's right for your church.

It’s a scary and complex time in media, particularly with media pundits proclaiming doom on a daily basis. Yet somehow, the most unlikely of players has built a media business that’s working, using a clever combination of subscriptions and advertising set on a foundation of grants obtained through its nonprofit status.

As fewer young people fill the pews of houses of worship, some congregations are trying innovative ways to halt the exodus of young adults from organized religion.

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Sermon Inspiration for Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

A Calm Heart in Troubled Waters "The Lord is our refuge and help in times of trouble (Psalm 9:9-20). With God, the...

Tips on Thriving with Musical Staff

One thing is certain: church music ministry is a minefield these days. We are a visible presence, and it seems that...

Significance of Storytelling

“We Survive by Telling Stories” by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros Generational storytelling is a history book. It...

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