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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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Good Chapel Planning Begins with Asking the Right Questions

A 2012 seminar on chapel planning for the high school setting revealed that there is a wide variety in how often chapel happens, that some chapel models work better than... read more >

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A Chapel Planning Process that Engages Students

“In chapel now, there’s not nearly as much talking or goofing around or being late,” says Ben Dykhouse in an interview conducted by Joan Huyser-Honig for the Calvin Institute of... read more >

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The key to keeping teens in the church: Engage them

Too frequently, marginalized teens “graduate” from church and may not return for decades, if ever. To change that pattern, churches need to provide opportunities for youth to get involved, says... read more >

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Improving Worship in Christian High School Chapels

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, dedicated to renewing worship in faith communities, hosts annual symposia on worship for worship leaders. The 2012 symposium included a seminar on worship planning... read more >

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Symposium presents ideas for Improving chapel services

The consensus from a 2012 symposium on high school chapel services: Make chapel planning more collaborative. The symposium, held at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, which promotes worship renewal,... read more >

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Teaching youth A New Way to pray

Ontario Christian High School in California immersed its students in multicultural and diverse ways of worshipping God. They learned the “you to do God” prayer pattern, which gives God a... read more >

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On Being Uncomfortable in Multicultural Chapel Worship

When Ontario Christian High School students took on planning a dramatic script for a worship service, the appeal to fellow students was broad, but participating student leaders felt uncomfortable with... read more >

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Faith is a transformation, not a list of rules

Lists of dos and don’ts, even if biblically derived, are only moralistic. While they may manage behavior, they don’t lead to conversions of heart from a worldly to a spiritual... read more >

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The Korean-American generation gap

Although just 2 percent of the people of Asia practice Christianity, more than half of the people of South Korea are Christian. South Korean immigrants to the United States typically... 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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