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Knowing that preachers and teachers are in the midst of worship and sermon planning, we searched our affiliate group sites for great resources and inspiring articles about worship and sermon topics. We hope these links to resources will enliven and inspire your own creative thinking about Lent, Palm Sunday, and Easter.

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The Association of Religion Data Archives helps congregations and denominations understand America’s religious marketplace.

The number of megachurches in the United States has grown tremendously over the past 20 years, which suggests this innovative American institution has taken root and is thriving.

New seminary-based programs challenge Jews, Christians and Muslims to go beyond polite interfaith conversations to deal with prejudices and fears.

Natural disasters, like the massive tornado that struck Oklahoma, can devastate entire communities and sometimes shake our faith, whether we are directly affected or not. Many ask why God would allow such tragedy, or wonder if the disaster is God’s punishment. Churches, if they survive the disaster, often are part of the first-response wave that arrives immediately to provide for critical needs; but they also perform essential ongoing care in the form of spiritual comfort and guidance. Insights Into Religion has compiled relevant articles, worship ideas, commentary, resources and advice from our affiliates that may be useful for faith communities in the aftermath of tragedy.

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2015 Survey to Include Focus on Young Adult Ministry

The 2015 mid-decade FACT Faith Communities Today survey of American congregations of all religions will include a...

'Do's' and 'Dont's' for Attracting Young Adults to Worship Released

Faith Communities Today has added the final paper, Best Practices, to its Collection of Case Studies on Engaging Young...

Tickets Available: Clinton, Mills Honored by Auburn

Tickets are on sale for Auburn Seminary's Lives of Commitment Awards Benefit Breakfast. On April 23 Auburn will be...

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