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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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Creative religious ed: Using bible stories to teach life lessons

A key challenge for clergy is finding ways to make Scripture relevant to everyday life. How does the Bible come alive in the ordinariness of individual experience? In an article... 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.

Open call for journal entries: The Wabash Center

Open call for journal entries: The Wabash Center

The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion is calling for journal submissions for its international peer-reviewed journal, “Teaching Theology and Religion.” In 400 words, describe a successful teaching tactic that you have used when teaching online. Your successful teaching tactic should be transferable by the reader beyond the narrowly specific context of your course, your reading assignments, and your lecture notes.

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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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Duplicating and expanding programs: How-to guides

Project Transformation is a literacy and youth development program begun in Texas and “grounded in three C’s: children, college students and church.” The program’s success inspired college student volunteers to... read more >

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Teaching youth about health through scripture

The Christian community can set a positive example of caring for health and can support church and community youth in making healthy decisions. An effective message requires adults to examine... read more >

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The Thanksgiving Challenge: Learning about Hunger

Rabbi Lenny Gordon and his synagogue’s teenage students engaged in learning to shop for Thanksgiving as though limited to a food stamp budget. The challenge extended the synagogue’s participation in... read more >

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The values and messages in the film "Life of Pi"

A movie about a boy who survives a shipwreck in a lifeboat, alone except for a man-eating tiger, asks viewers to accept an openness to faith without preaching or proselytizing.... read more >

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Looking for Online Resources?

The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right...

Is Pence Right About The Growth of Religion in the US?

"Religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day." —...

Apply for a Thriving in Ministry Grant

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced a new grant program to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus...

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