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Sabbatical Helps Revive Pastor’s Love for Community

Quoting Ron Heifetz's dictum that leaders need to "get to the balcony" every once in a while to gain perspective...

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The Postmodern Parish: New Ministry for a New Era

Gary Mathieson, of Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church in Puyallup, Washington, recounts how he involved elders from his congregation in designing his Lilly Clergy Renewal Grant sabbatical not for him alone but for both him and the congregation.

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Opening the Door to Wonder: The Enduring Gift of Sabbatical

Edward Horstmann, Senior Minister at Immanuel Congregational Church in Hartford, Connecticut, describes what he calls "certain fundamental shifts" that have taken place in the way that he regards and practices ministry

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The Louisville Institute: Sabbatical Grants for Pastoral Leaders Program 1994-2011

This brief report by Don C. Richter offers a retrospective on the Sabbatical Grants for Pastoral Leaders program

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Engaging Your Community in Mission and Ministry

In 2014, the Center for Congregations, an Indiana-based resource that helps Indiana congregations address their challenges and opportunities, offered Indiana congregations an opportunity to attend a workshop on how to... read more >

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Creating Effective, Life-Changing Sermons

We live in a time in which a “lack of belief in absolutes,” causes preachers to be hesitant to proclaim and honor Scripture, according to Dr. E. Dewey Smith Jr.,... read more >

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Preparing For The Journey Of Death

What is the spiritual work we do as we approach death, and how do we prepare for the journey? For two years, author Sara Davidson and Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalom, founder... read more >

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Vindicate Suffering by Hearing and Remembering

When Australian-born Anglican Father Michael Lapsley was sent to South Africa in the 1970s, he encountered the still-extant Apartheid system. “I stopped being a human being,” he said about that... read more >

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Conservative Commencement Address 

"Harvard professor Danielle Allen's commence address at Pomona College was among the best at this year's graduations,...

A Sea of iPhones in Churches - Is It A Good Thing?

Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry delivered at the royal wedding a few weeks ago drew notice around the world for its...

All Over The World Young People Tend To Be Less Religious

"Recent surveys have found that younger adults are far less likely than older generations to identify with a...

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