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Moving from seminary to first assignment at a congregation is always a challenge for a new pastor, but it’s even more so today. Helping young graduates become confident and effective is the goal of the Transition into Ministry program.

The latest enrollment figures for U.S. and Canadian theological schools show a decline or stagnation in every age group except 50- to 64-year-olds. Among these students are successful executives retiring early and eager for a second career.

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In 2004, after nearly three decades as a pastor, the Rev. John Terpstra found himself straining to find joy and meaning in what he did for a living. He was in his early-50s and wondered what would come next.

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Evidence suggests that involvement in local congregations is associated with family formation for... More > Faith Communities Today offers a handy list of links to websites that contain excellent resources... More >
Under denominational pressure to grow churches and membership, middle judicatory executives wrestle... More > Read an excerpt from A More Profound Alleluia: Theology and Worship in Harmony edited by Leann... More >

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Meeting Information Needs: Amazon's Alexa and The Church of England

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Serving its Community Transformed a Dwindling Church

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