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Music ministry thrives at St. Olaf College

For 100 years, St. Olaf College in Minnesota has put on a Christmas concert that has become known and loved around the world. It involves about one-third of the school’s... read more >

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The Community is What Counts

Arnold M. Eisen, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, shares the concern of mainline Protestantism over declines in participation. That challenge, he suggests, is best addressed by... read more >

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Finding Congregational Relevance: One Church's Story

Tiny Church of Our Savior (Episcopal) faced a grim future in 2003, when congregants asked themselves a life-changing question: If the church closed, would it be missed? The answer: No.... read more >

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Promoting Sustainability in Dubuque

Running for mayor of Dubuque, Iowa, in 2005, City Councilman Roy Buol heard a message from constituents that he interpreted as a yearning for sustainability in the broadest sense of... read more >

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What makes a good theology school president?

Here's what. Read about the key finding of the "Leadership that Works" study that surprised researchers. According to the study, success hinges not on credentials, but on character. The study, co-authored... read more >

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Vibrant Institutions Foster Transformative Leaders

Vibrant institutions foster dynamic cultures within themselves that nurture the diverse gifts of the people who pass through them, helping develop the virtues, skills and perspectives that make transformative leadership... read more >

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Stories of Hope for Faith Communities

The resurrection announces to the world and confirms for Christians that God provides abundant gifts. Here are stories of hopeful and hope-filled communities that provide innovative ministry to reconnect readers... read more >

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Resurrecting a Dead Church

When Methodist pastor Gil Wise arrived at the dark, dirty storefront church in 2000, he didn’t know if the collection plate would provide enough to keep the doors open another... read more >

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Contemporary Worship a Boon to Churches

With its emphasis on an expressive spirituality, contemporary worship may be one of the most promising avenues for congregational growth.

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Churches Going Beyond Ordinary

While all churches have weaknesses, every church has a divine calling that no other congregation has. A congregation can benefit from simultaneously building on its strengths and thinking about what... read more >

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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...

$2 Miilion for Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana has received a grant of $2 million as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s...

Answering A Call For Help

Anyone who belongs to a large, extended family network that includes people living in poverty knows about that phone...

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