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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.

 

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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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Studying a congregation's narrative, experts say, helps shape a church's future.

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

In moving traditional churches to embrace new forms of worship, experts say start small and be sure to communicate.

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“Christian expansion has always been serial rather than progressive,” says Andrew Walls, founder of... More > Although ministers may like to think of themselves as members of the professional middle class,... More >
Renewing worship does not always (or only) mean adding new styles of music, instrumentation,... More > Increasingly, people appear to crave a quiet place. Congregations can use communal silence as a way... More >

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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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