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Is the mom-and-pop church becoming obsolete? Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America’s consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America’s faithful.

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A competitive marketplace is forcing churches to embrace business practices to court fickle churchgoers.

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Breaking free from the stereotype of the disengaged teen could help churches serve them better. And as those teens age into adulthood, congregations need to be willing to work to keep them involved.

 

When it comes to social media, congregations and clergy trail behind most other organizations and individuals.

The abundance of resources available on the Web requires a new level of discipline.  After nearly 30 years in the ministry, the Rev. G. Lee Ramsey Jr. knows writing sermons week after week isn’t easy. It’s not so much writers’ block, he says. The hard part is creating a focused sermon that gives the congregation something to chew on.

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Amy L. Kardash named president of the In Trust Center for Theological Schools

In her new role, Amy L. Kardash will oversee and direct all the In Trust Center’s work in resourcing seminaries and...

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