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Five ways to keep the faith in a diverse community

How does your faith community support diversity? The Association of Theological Schools executive director Daniel Aleshire outlines five key practices that help establish and sustain diversity in any type of community,... read more >

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Faith and the younger generation: what the scholars say

A significant body of books, edited volumes and articles by scholars working at the intersection of youth and religion has recently emerged, centering on the role of theology, spirituality and... read more >

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Successful Congregations Work Together

Several conditions enhance a congregation’s ability to address the challenges and opportunities it faces, and they usually include simple but important lessons about working together and planning for the future... read more >

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Six Steps to Welcoming a New Church Pastor

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.

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Finding "Pastor Right": Why a Perfect Match Matters

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.

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Reversing the exodus: 7 traits of churches that successfully attract young adults

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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Volunteer Shortage Affects Church Food Programs

Joe and Judy Nesbit spent Tuesday afternoon taking stock of hundreds of food items filling the shelves of the Seventh-...

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

"Our [Lilly] family's commitment to restore and expand Duke's library that bears the Lilly name comes from our hearts...

Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the project Wednesday as one of nearly $49 million in grants for...

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