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Finding "Pastor Right": Why a Perfect Match Matters Insights into Relition Lilly Foundation Grants Bible pastors leadership

A congregation’s relationship with its pastor is kind of like a marriage, says religion researcher Cynthia Woolever. The wrong chemistry can lead to years of disappointment, stress and conflict. Woolever offers some key strategies for finding — and keeping — a pastor that's right for your church.

So Much Better: How Peer Support Can Revive Pastors' Passion Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Christianity

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.

Choosing a new pastor is a tough job for a search committee. The wrong decision can be disastrous for pastor and church. Religion researchers offer tips to get your faith community on the right track when recruiting a new pastor.

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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Volunteer Shortage Affects Church Food Programs

Joe and Judy Nesbit spent Tuesday afternoon taking stock of hundreds of food items filling the shelves of the Seventh-...

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

"Our [Lilly] family's commitment to restore and expand Duke's library that bears the Lilly name comes from our hearts...

Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the project Wednesday as one of nearly $49 million in grants for...

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