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Create Healthy, Positive Congregational Change

The process of congregational change can be frustrating, at best. At worst, committee members can become defensive, resistant and oppositional. Church members might leave, or withdraw their financial support or... read more >

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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.

Registrations Being Accepted for January Calvin Symposium on Worship

Registrations Being Accepted for January Calvin Symposium on Worship

The annual Calvin Symposium on Worship, sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and the Center for Excellence in Preaching is currently registering attendees who wish to participate in the January 2015 event. The conference brings together a wide audience of pastors, worship leaders and planners, artists, musicians, scholars, students and other interested worshipers.

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Worshipers Use Photography to Spark Conversations About Faith

One valuable way to get people to talk about their faith is to invite them to take photographs. “The key,” writes Joan Huyser-Honig on the website of the Calvin Institute... read more >

Auburn Seeks Support for LGBT Anti-Discrimination Stance

Auburn Seeks Support for LGBT Anti-Discrimination Stance

Auburn Seminary's president is seeking signatures on a petition urging President Obama to sign an executive order guaranteeing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Religious organizations are lobbying for an exemption from laws protecting LGBT employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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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 >

2015 Survey to Include Focus on Young Adult Ministry

2015 Survey to Include Focus on Young Adult Ministry

The 2015 mid-decade FACT Faith Communities Today survey of American congregations of all religions will include a number of new items aimed at gathering new information about engaging young adults in worship.

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Franklin College Master's Program Gift

"A $150,000 gift from Drs. Leonard and Teresa Bissonnette will help support Franklin College's new Master of Science in...

Working Hands

The Work of the Hands by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros ... It’s with open hands that we welcome the stranger, open up...

International Peacemaker on Syrian Refugee Crisis at Union Seminary

Dr. Mary Mikhael, a native of Syria, will visit Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond October 3, 2018, to address the...

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