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

 

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Older members make up a sizable portion of many congregations. Churches can find help online for meeting their spiritual needs.

The 24/7 nature of ministry can lead to burnout. Thanks to the Clergy Renewal Program at Christian Theological Seminary, ministers are finding the time and money to recharge their spiritual batteries.

Staci Imes knew she wanted to study at a seminary with a strong commitment to social justice.  She knew she wanted a program focused on training ministers, rather than scholars.  And while she’s committed to her denomination, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), she relishes the idea of studying with people from different traditions. But which seminary was for her?

A new book suggests teens are practicing religion in their own way Insights into Relition Lilly Foundation Grants

In A Faith of Their Own teens rate the personal significance of religion highly; less so the institutional part.

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The Technology in Theological Education Group (TTEG), sponsored by the Association of Theological... More >  A critical evaluation of how teaching tasks are defined, engaged and measured can work for... More >
The Center for Congregations, an Indianapolis-based organization that supports congregations by... More > This article contains accounts of congregations engaged in renewal by restoring their vision of... More >

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Serving its Community Transformed a Dwindling Church

"Trinity’s building is surrounded by the bleaker symbols of urban life, including graffiti-covered billboards, a...

Caring for Creation

"Whether it is Wendell Berry, Michael Polan, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Pope Francis, Prince Charles, Mondragon or...

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The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right...

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