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The Church’s Future – Affirming and Nurturing Gifts

Churches are compelled to find the most talented next generation of leaders. This is holy work, and congregations are called to challenge young people to see the opportunity, and then... read more >

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The Call – a Community Operation

Young people ask questions about ultimate meaning and their life calling. Because churches address those questions, they are a key place for young adults to hear God’s call, and to... read more >

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Supporting Ministry and Vocation

Christian congregations interested in encouraging students and young adults to explore careers in Christian vocations can find ideas, partnership guidelines, and information on matching fellowship programs, on the Forum for... read more >

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Undergraduates Exploring Ministry and Vocation

High school, undergraduate college, and minority students considering careers in Christian ministry or scholarship can participate in exploratory programs and internships through the Forum for Theological Exploration. In May 1999, Lilly... read more >

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The spiritual fruits of play

Play isn’t just for kids. It offers spiritual benefits for all ages, advocates say. Imagine Jesus as Jester.

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Emerging adults least likely to engage their faith

Those who maintained the highest levels of religious commitment as adults adopted those habits earlier in life.

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The Role of Media in Constructing Religious Identity among Teens

Teens tend to see themselves as the ultimate authority in determining which symbols are or can be made spiritually meaningful. They are likely to pick religious symbols from a variety... read more >

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Congregational Strength and Numerical Growth

This technical paper studies what kinds of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations grow and isolates two key factors: prioritizing children and youth programming, and the practice of shared leadership. Read this... read more >

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Helping College Students Discern their Calling

With so many options for employment today, and so much pressure to earn status and income, it can be difficult for students to discern a religious calling and for churches... read more >

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A Conversation with Christian Smith on Youth

The National Study of Youth and Religion revealed that teens are more like their parents than popular media and common stereotypes suggest. What parents do matters to their teens; what... read more >

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International Peacemaker on Syrian Refugee Crisis at Union Seminary

Dr. Mary Mikhael, a native of Syria, will visit Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond October 3, 2018, to address the...

Discovering Hope in the Valley of Dry Bones

Struggling in the valley of dry bones?Listen and subscribe to Faith & Leadership's podcast, Can These Bones. The...

The Heart of a Servant and Faith Like a Child

Here are some sermon resources and art work for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 23, 2018 (Year B)...

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