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Introverts, Extroverts and Church Attendance

Introverts, Extroverts and Church Attendance

"Contrary to popular belief, an introvert is not necessarily shy (though some are). The introvert/extrovert dynamic has less to do with the ability to engage, and more to do with how we are wired, and where we most draw our energy. Extroverts are energized by conversation and external stimulation. Introverts, though they might enjoy a lively conversation at times, are often drained by external stimuli. They draw their strength and energy from a more internal place, and after a few hours at a party or too much people-ing, they need to stare at the wall for a few hours to recover."

Lilly Supports National Fund for Sacred Places

Lilly Supports National Fund for Sacred Places

Back in October, 2017 The National Fund for Sacred Places, a program of Partners for Sacred Places and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, announced the acceptance of the Unalaska church as one of 17 congregations nationwide to participate in a national grant-making program that supports capital building projects at historic houses of worship.

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Practical Advice on the Challenges of Prophetic Leadership

As the long-serving pastor of Harlem’s famous Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Rev. Calvin O. Butts co-founded the Abyssinian Development Corporation, which has created $600 million in affordable housing, businesses and... read more >

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Distinguishing Between Facilitators, Consultants and Coaches

Congregations and faith community leaders can often benefit from the perspective, the support and the expert contributions of coaches, consultants and facilitators. However these experts do not provide the same... read more >

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Leading Institutions In Uncertain Times

By paying attention to feedback from local congregations, the Reformed Church in America has learned that “our churches don’t want denominational programs anymore,” according to RCA General Secretary Tom DeVries.... read more >

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Why Charitable Donations for Faith Communities are Drying Up

Journals focused toward the philanthropic sector have been making the case that nonprofit organizations have engaged in behaviors that effectively discourage big-money donors who are looking for opportunities to make... read more >

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Create Healthy, Positive Congregational Change

The process of congregational change can be frustrating, at best. At worst, committee members can become defensive, resistant and oppositional. Church members might leave, or withdraw their financial support or... read more >

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How to Avoid New Clergy Burnout

New clergy usually start out with a passion for preaching and leading congregations. Over time, unfortunately, the passion too often subsides and the “want to” becomes a “have to,” according... read more >

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New Tasks for the New Congregation: Reflections on Congregational Studies

Jeff Woods, associate general secretary for regional ministries of the American Baptist Churches USA, discusses changes in congregations' cultural environment before considering the new tasks that today's congregations must address.

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Conservative Commencement Address 

"Harvard professor Danielle Allen's commence address at Pomona College was among the best at this year's graduations,...

A Sea of iPhones in Churches - Is It A Good Thing?

Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry delivered at the royal wedding a few weeks ago drew notice around the world for its...

All Over The World Young People Tend To Be Less Religious

"Recent surveys have found that younger adults are far less likely than older generations to identify with a...

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Wed, Jun 20, 2018 - 12:30 pm
The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship invites you to Calvin College for a day of exploration and worship designed to encourage and...

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