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Avoiding Ministry Burnout and Motivating Members to Give

Ministry leadership comes with a host of challenges: avoiding burnout, encouraging congregational giving, integrating media into ministry, motivating an outward focus, creating a nonprofit, or addressing any of a number... read more >


Meeting God in Shared Silence

Increasingly, people appear to crave a quiet place. Congregations can use communal silence as a way to help members hear God speak to and empower them, individually and corporately. Holy... read more >


Freshening the Baptism Liturgy

Baptism is a celebration of God’s grace and covenant with a rich history in the traditions of the church. An article by Howard Vanderwell and Norma de Waal Malefyt, contains ideas... read more >


A More Profound Alleluia

Read an excerpt from A More Profound Alleluia: Theology and Worship in Harmony edited by Leanne Van Dyk, offered on the website of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. The book may... read more >


Accessible Faith: A Guide

Houses of worship serve as both centers of worship and centers of community life. Many were built before the issue of accessibility rose to national consciousness, resulting in structures with... read more >


Making Worship Accessible for All

Persons with disabilities have diverse needs. However, there is a lot that any congregation can do to make worship considerably more accessible. This article by Kathleen M. Black on the... read more >


Year Three Common Lectionary Calendar

The Year Three calendar of the Common Lectionary Year is laid out week-by-week on this resource.  Each week a theme that is relevant to the African American Church experience is... read more >


African American Worship Resources

This selection of worship resources provided by the African American Lectionary program is intended to enhance the African American worship experience. Resources are specific to weekly lectionary readings and are... read more >


Lectionary Ideas for African American Churches

The African American Lectionary offers resources that include culturally relevant readings, videos, music, poetry, projects and reference works for each weekly lectionary reading. The quantity and type of cultural resources... read more >


African American Year One Lectionary Readings

The African American Lectionary offers commentary and resources for Year One Common Lectionary readings. Commentary includes cultural context appropriate to the African American community, biblical commentary sensitive to African American... read more >





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...

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