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Emerging Trends: Using Video and Arts to Enhance Worship

Like a pipe organ, a worship screen can be used to add to the worship service. And like an organ, it needs a trained, technically proficient operator so that it... read more >

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Ten essential skills the next generation of religious leaders will need

Ten essential skills the next generation of religious leaders will need  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Christianity

Some skills are time-tested, such as listening and collaborating, but tomorrow’s religious leaders will also need to be entrepreneurial and communicate in new ways.

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Preparing a New Generation of Young Leaders

Faith communities are uniquely situated to nurture leadership skills and passion in tomorrow’s adults through faith-based youth programs that challenge, inspire and support emerging adults to become involved in making... read more >

Center for Congregations luncheon and info session

Center for Congregations luncheon and info session

Dates & Time: 
Sep 12, 2013

The Center for Congregations offers several workshops and events throughout the year for Indiana congregations and provides resources and workshop materials to the public on its website.

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Northeast Center for Congregations, 7906 Carnegie Blvd., Fort Wayne IN

Faith & Leadership wins Three ACP awards

Faith & Leadership wins Three ACP awards

Faith & Leadership is the recipient of three awards from the Associated Church Press' "Best of the Christian Press" contest, including a first place for the mobile version of the online magazine, an honorable mention for the website in the best independent website or e-zine category, and an honorable mentions for the stories "Dinner — and the gospel — is served at St.

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Help for faith communities after a natural disaster or tragedy

Natural disasters, like the massive tornado that struck Oklahoma, can devastate entire communities and sometimes shake our faith, whether we are directly affected or not. Many ask why God would allow such tragedy, or wonder if the disaster is God’s punishment.

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Majesty and Tragedy in Oklahoma

Majesty and Tragedy in Oklahoma  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Christianity

In churches around the world, Psalm 8’s resounding praise of God will be read this Sunday. “O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” Women and men will confess that these are the words of God. But we will do so with grief, with deep questions about God and the world God has crafted and continues to sustain.

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Creating positive change by working together

To help congregations embrace change based in their strengths and positive attributes, the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, dedicated to supporting and strengthening Indiana congregations, hosted the Flourishing Congregations initiative. The... read more >

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Starting a new church: advice, experts and support

The Indianapolis Center for Congregations, dedicated to supporting and strengthening Indiana congregations, prepared a special report that catalogs practical resources on the topic of new congregation development. The free PDF... read more >

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Engaging the community in your missional church

Recognizing that in today’s post-Christian, multicultural society the church is no longer at the center of its community so they need a new way to engage the gospel, the congregation... read more >

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Children's Faith, Doubt and Silence

During a three-year longitudinal study launched by the Fuller Youth Institute, a parent with three post–high school...

Sermons For Those Struggling with Depression

On Sunday, before worshippers at Washington's National Cathedral, Michael Gerson, Washington Post columnist, delivered...

Lilly Endowment Launchs the Seventh Phase of its Giving Indiana Funds

"Last fall, Lilly Endowment launched the seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative (GIFT VII),...

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