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Break Through Your Membership Glass Ceiling

While growth is exciting, it can be difficult if it's done without proper planning. In a workshop sponsored by the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, an organization that assists Indianapolis congregations in... read more >

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Theological Students and Religious Leadership for the Future

Are theological students good enough to meet future needs for religious leadership? How can theological schools and the religious bodies they serve recruit the most promising candidates for their ministries?... read more >

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Strategic Choices for Theological Schools: The Big Picture

What steps do struggling theological schools need to take to become superstars? What do these schools need to do to maintain their health? Strategic planning has become standard practice in... read more >

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Educational Debt of Theological Students: The Gathering Storm

A majority of students now carry educational debt and they are borrowing larger amounts than in the past. As a result, many theological school graduates report that their level of... read more >

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Golden Rule Christianity: Mainstream Religion

Researcher Nancy Ammerman develops the argument that Christians who have more liberal theological views, non-exclusivist convictions about religious truth, and lower levels of participation in church life are a “pervasive... read more >

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Facts about Nondenominational Congregations

Everyone’s impression is that nondenominational churches are on the rise.  Yet we know very little about the phenomenon. The Hartford Institute for Religion Research has gathered information about nondenominational congregations... read more >

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The Place of Seminary Education in the Preparation of Black Clergy

An article by Adair Lummis on the website of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research explores the changes in expectations and needs within the black American church, looks at seminary... read more >

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Perspectives on the Faith-Based Initiative

The 1996 changes to federal welfare legislation made life more difficult for single women with children, especially in this economy. Consequently, more parents are showing up at homeless shelters, and... read more >

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What do two million church attenders think?

Conducted by the Congregational Life Project, this profile of worshippers in their congregations involved 2.5 million worshippers in 22,000 congregations in the United States, Australia, Great Britain, and New Zealand.... read more >

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Timeless Articles by Carl Dudley

From 1995 to 1999, veteran church consultant Carl Dudley wrote a series of 24 field notes published in "The Christian Ministry" magazine.  These insight-packed columns including “The Layperson’s Eye-view,” “Family... read more >

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A Piano for Christmas

It’s never too early for a great Christmas ad. This is from the folks at John Lewis in Great Britain, who every year...

Can Religion Unite America?

    Calling out racism in American churches, David Gushee, the outgoing president of the American Academy of...

Are American's Religious Communities Unique?

Two-thirds of U.S. Christians pray daily, compared with a median of just 18 percent of Christians across 15 countries...

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