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Knowing that many of our visitors are in the midst of Advent and Christmas season worship planning, we searched our affiliate group sites for great resources and articles to help stimulate creative thinking and generate fresh Advent and Christmas worship ideas.

Prevailing culture often casts teenagers as alienated from religion, if not downright hostile to it. To believe some movie depictions, teenagers are rebellious Pagans-in-the-making, more interested in witchcraft than mission trips. But a four-year national study of youth and religion arrives at a different conclusion.  The study, which included interviews with more than 3,000 U.S. teenagers, finds that a majority of today’s young people see religion as a positive influence on their lives and the lives of their community. Moreover, they have no desire to cast off the faith of their upbringing.

Moving from seminary to first assignment at a congregation is always a challenge for a new pastor, but it’s even more so today. Helping young graduates become confident and effective is the goal of the Transition into Ministry program.

Church gardens feed community, nourish the soul.

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Clergy Renewal Programs Applications Now Available

Applications for the 2015 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs are now available. Deadline is April 15 and decisions...

Debbie Gin Joins ATS Staff

Debbie Gin joined the staff of the Association of Theological Schools in August 2014 to engage new initiatives in...

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The Henry Luce Foundation made a major grant in Summer 2014 to continue support for the Henry Luce III Fellows in...

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