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Knowing that many of our visitors are in the midst of Thanksgiving worship planning, we searched our affiliate group sites for great resources and articles for worship and sermon topics. We hope these links to resources will stimulate your own creative thinking and generate fresh Thanksgiving worship ideas this season.

 

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The abundance of resources available on the Web requires a new level of discipline.  After nearly 30 years in the ministry, the Rev. G. Lee Ramsey Jr. knows writing sermons week after week isn’t easy. It’s not so much writers’ block, he says. The hard part is creating a focused sermon that gives the congregation something to chew on.

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.

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

Tradition puts spotlight on gift of music Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Christianity

Appreciation for music’s vital role in ministry is the impetus behind Choir Anniversary, a tradition in many black churches. The African American Lectionary provides resources for congregations planning the celebration.

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The 1915 Declaration of Principles of the American Association of University Professors proposed a... More > The Pittsburgh Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has consistently voted against the... More >
In 2014, Mississippi's State Senate passed a law that makes it "very hard for the government to... More > In summary fashion, this article argues that the inability to integrate congregations is directly... 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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