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Young Adult Ministries Report

Young Adult Ministries Report from Faith Communities Today. Young adults pose a vexing and urgent challenge for congregations. On the one hand, they are particularly crucial for growth and on... read more >

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R U Listening Youth Ministry

Watch This First:  What is R U Listening?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k7sXiDwYbM  This 57-second clip describes the R U Listening video series.   ... read more >

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LGBTQA Christians Online

  As more religious communities develop digital presences it becomes possible to track emerging patterns in attitudes towards LGBTQA Christians. Despite the assumption that savvy use of digital media is a... read more >

Growing Young, a Center for Congregations Workshop

Growing Young, a Center for Congregations Workshop

Dates & Time: 
Feb 23, 2017
Growing Young, February 23, 2017. Like most ministry leaders, you’ve probably heard ominous reports of the demise of faith all around us. From the disillusionment of young people to the aging of the church to the rise of the “Nones,” the list is long and disheartening. But what if that’s only part of the story? What if there are bright spots breaking through the clouds revealing energized congregations brimming with young people?
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Indiana

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African American Lectionary Project

In 2006, The African American Lectionary Project sent questionnaires to 10,000 African American clergy of all denominations as well as a small percentage of non-denominational churches. The survey indicated that... read more >

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List of Participating Schools ATLASerials® for ALUM

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA), an association of theological libraries and librarians, has been producing indispensable research tools in religion and theology for more than 60 years. Through the... read more >

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Studies Reveal How to Serve Youth and Young Adults Better

Studies Reveal How to Serve Youth and Young Adults Better insights Into Religion Lilly Foundation Flickr photo by threephin

Breaking free from the stereotype of the disengaged teen could help churches serve them better. And as those teens age into adulthood, congregations need to be willing to work to keep them involved.

 

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The Role of Clergy in Reducing Boston’s Crime Rate

In the aftermath of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, Boston inner-city clergy are revisiting their own journey from a violence-plagued 1980s to a much more peaceful 2014. Correspondent... read more >

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The Ministry of Mentoring in the 21st Century Church

Amy McCreath, an Episcopal chaplain at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, considers the historic and present needs and challenges for Christian mentoring especially with what she calls the present "open source" generation in a post-modern society of increasing complexity.

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Youth Ministry and Spirituality Project: A Revitalized Approach Meets Youth Needs

In an era when most programs and products geared for young people are loud or fast or both, an approach to meeting the needs of youth that is quiet and deliberately contemplative may seem counterintuitive.

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The Power of Questions

"Questioning is a uniquely powerful tool for unlocking value in organizations: It spurs learning and the exchange of...

Churches - Buildings and Congregations, 5 Do's & Don't

A church is both building and people, bricks and mortals. First came the attendance decline among mortals; a...

Only 91 percent of Men Think Killing is Wrong

Keeping the Sabbath was the least popular of the commandments among religious “nones,” with 20 percent saying it is...

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