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When it comes to social media, congregations and clergy trail behind most other organizations and individuals.

 

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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On the Association of Religion Data Archives, you can find survey results for topics such as... More > “The act of loving and serving people is sharing the gospel. When people are shown love and... More >
When a congregation decides to begin something new or needs to make changes, its members are called... More > The Association for Theological Schools offers a number of educational programs, events, seminars... More >

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