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Social media goes spiritual

Twitter and Facebook help churches reach new audiences.

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Hospitality is key to church growth

A competitive marketplace is forcing churches to embrace business practices to court fickle churchgoers.

Tips On Preaching Effectively

Tips On Preaching Effectively

"What they all share is that they are captivating speakers whose eloquence points toward God, not their own egos, says Shawn Boyd, who works at the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Baylor. Boyd helped form the criteria that 179 scholars referred to while sorting through 1,000 nominees to select the final 12.

What Do Congressional Chaplains Do?

What Do Congressional Chaplains Do?

"The American tradition of legislative prayer dates to 1774, when Jacob Duché, the rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, was recruited to offer prayers before the First Continental Congress.

After the Constitution was ratified, the U.S. Senate selected an Episcopal bishop from New York, Samuel Proovost, as its chaplain in April 1789.

Introverts, Extroverts and Church Attendance

Introverts, Extroverts and Church Attendance

"Contrary to popular belief, an introvert is not necessarily shy (though some are). The introvert/extrovert dynamic has less to do with the ability to engage, and more to do with how we are wired, and where we most draw our energy. Extroverts are energized by conversation and external stimulation. Introverts, though they might enjoy a lively conversation at times, are often drained by external stimuli. They draw their strength and energy from a more internal place, and after a few hours at a party or too much people-ing, they need to stare at the wall for a few hours to recover."

Lilly Supports National Fund for Sacred Places

Lilly Supports National Fund for Sacred Places

Back in October, 2017 The National Fund for Sacred Places, a program of Partners for Sacred Places and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, announced the acceptance of the Unalaska church as one of 17 congregations nationwide to participate in a national grant-making program that supports capital building projects at historic houses of worship.

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Practical Advice on the Challenges of Prophetic Leadership

As the long-serving pastor of Harlem’s famous Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Rev. Calvin O. Butts co-founded the Abyssinian Development Corporation, which has created $600 million in affordable housing, businesses and... read more >

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Distinguishing Between Facilitators, Consultants and Coaches

Congregations and faith community leaders can often benefit from the perspective, the support and the expert contributions of coaches, consultants and facilitators. However these experts do not provide the same... read more >

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Leading Institutions In Uncertain Times

By paying attention to feedback from local congregations, the Reformed Church in America has learned that “our churches don’t want denominational programs anymore,” according to RCA General Secretary Tom DeVries.... read more >

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Why Charitable Donations for Faith Communities are Drying Up

Journals focused toward the philanthropic sector have been making the case that nonprofit organizations have engaged in behaviors that effectively discourage big-money donors who are looking for opportunities to make... read more >

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What Brings You Happiness?

At Harvard Business Review, why the pursuit of money isn't bringing you joy -- and what will. [Read more]. "If there...

Communion Wafers: The Fine Art of Faith and Breadmaking

"The Order of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, or simply Carmelites, is a Roman Catholic...

Indiana Media Expands with Lily Foundation Help

WFYI Public Media and the eight other Indiana Public Broadcasting stations that make up IPB News will soon be hiring...

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Thu, Feb 28, 2019 - 12:30 pm
The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, the Calvin Prison Initiative, and the Calvin College Music Department invite you to a...

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