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What youth leaders are saying about ministry

When youth leaders gather, they frequently share perspectives and compare notes on what they have learned about faith formation of young people. In an insightful article, Anne E. Streaty Wimberley,... read more >

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Faith and youth: inspiration for religious educators

Concern for the religious lives of young people has taken many forms over the centuries. The post-modern era reveals continuity in the needs of children and youth and change in... read more >

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Can nurturing their spirituality help teens cope?

Despite an ongoing passion for matters of the spirit, young people continue to be disillusioned by established religion. Recent research about youth and emerging adults details this and other key... read more >

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Reversing the exodus: 7 traits of churches that successfully attract young adults

As fewer young people fill the pews of houses of worship, some congregations are trying innovative ways to halt the exodus of young adults from organized religion.

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Insights Into Religion is a nondenominational nonprofit website that compiles some of the best information, tips, research, ideas and inspiration for pastors and church leaders, religious and spiritual seekers, students, administrators, and anyone wishing to learn more about religion and spirituality and how faith affects the world. Whether you're looking for a quick sermon idea, spiritual support in times of doubt, information about people of other faiths, or practical tips on using the Internet to further your mission, our affiliates — organizations and websites funded by the Lilly Endowment's Religion Division — have the information you're seeking.

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Sticky Faith: Workshop explores Why People Stay in Church

Sticky Faith: Understanding Why Youth and Young Adults Stay in Church is a workshop for pastors and leaders focused on building long-term faith for teens and young adults. While most of... read more >

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2013 FTE Leadership Discernment Conference

The Fund for Theological Education's Leadership Discernment Conference gathers a diverse group of young adults in an ecumenical meeting with Christian leaders who are engaging the world through their faith. The Leadership... read more >

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2013 FTE Leaders in Ministry Conference

The Fund for Theological Education's Leaders in Ministry Conference is a gathering of individuals from various facets of FTE's programming to have conversation about the future of young leaders and... read more >

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Nurturing children's spirituality through stories

Educator, consultant and author Ivy Beckwith facilitated a workshop for the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, an organization dedicated to helping strengthen Indiana congregations, that focused on ways to spiritually nurture... read more >

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Motivating students through real-world problem-solving

Active learning and problem-based learning are increasingly being adopted in higher educational by teachers in order to create a more engaged learning atmosphere where students collaborate to solve a real... 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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