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Six Steps To Welcoming A New Church Pastor Welcome Sign In A Church Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Choosing a new pastor is a tough job for a search committee. The wrong decision can be disastrous for pastor and church. Religion researchers offer tips to get your faith community on the right track when recruiting a new pastor.

 

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A congregation’s relationship with its pastor is kind of like a marriage, says religion researcher Cynthia Woolever. The wrong chemistry can lead to years of disappointment, stress and conflict. Woolever offers some key strategies for finding — and keeping — a pastor that's right for your church.

Beyond The Worship Wars; Creative Ideas For Renewing Church Services Getty Images_89173851  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

In moving traditional churches to embrace new forms of worship, experts say start small and be sure to communicate.

Caring For The Rural Church Family Adults Children Studying Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

The population drain that has plagued farm communities might also embolden them to develop a new kind of leadership.

Practical Theology Examines How People Live Out Their Faith Children sitting On A Bluff James Nieman Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Often relegated to specialists, theology can better be understood as a process of recognizing a church’s distinctive practices.

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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010

 

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