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Resource: Sing Prayers for the Worldwide Church

"Sometimes a song is the best way to confess together the things that keep our churches from being Christ's visible presence in the world," writes Joan Huyser-Honig in an article... read more >

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Pope Francis Pursues Religious Reconciliation in the Holy Land

In May 2014, Pope Francis undertook a three-day visit to the Middle East, during which he met with both Israeli and Palestinian political leaders. His visit included leading several masses... read more >

Faith & Leadership Wins Church Press Awards

Faith & Leadership Wins Church Press Awards

Faith & Leadership has won seven awards in the Associated Church Press’ 2013 "Best of the Christian Press" contest.

The awards were announced recently at the annual ACP convention in Chicago. The ACP, founded in 1916, is the oldest interdenominational religious press association in North America and its membership comprises newspapers, newsletters, magazines, journals, news services, e-zines and websites.

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Life-Changing Ministry Develops From Cross-Race Friendships

In an effort to help unemployed and underemployed people, churches "tend to supply poor people with temporary help in the form of food, housing and clothing," says David Spickard, the... read more >

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Details, Details: Why a Worship Service's In-between Words Matter

A worship leader, says Heidi De Jonge, pastor of Westside Fellowship Christian Reformed Church in Kingston, Ontario, is like a tour guide. A good tour guide leads and instructs, makes... read more >

Calvin Symposium 2014 features focus on prayer

Calvin Symposium 2014 features focus on prayer

Approximately 1,600 attendees of the Calvin Institute's 2014 Symposium came to Grand Rapids in early February from around the globe, including some 130 attendees from 30 countries outside the U.S. Throughout the conference the themes of Exodus were sounded over and over again in worship and workshops and seminars and panel discussions and countless informal conversations over meals and coffee and tea on and off campus.

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Strategies for effective church management

Equipping future church leaders for the crucial tasks of leadership often finds its way into the seminary curriculum, but preparing those students for church management seldom gets the attention it... read more >

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Unlock your Congregation's Gifts to Grow in Faith

Does your worship committee often find itself saying,  "We need to do something different to connect with young families and passive worship attendees." What is the way forward? Musician, composer,... read more >

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Enter Deeply into the Christmas Tradition and Season

The infancy narratives of Jesus are structured narratives that result from his disciples reflecting on Jesus' life, death, and resurrection for 40 or 50 years, and contain all of the... read more >

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A Guide to Planning Worship with Teens

A range of research shows that when teens are given the opportunity to be involved in worship planning and leadership, several good things happen: their spiritual lives and faith commitments... read more >

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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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