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

 

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The past decade hasn’t been kind to American congregations. But things may not be that ominous.

Bikes help save energy

From bike racks to gardens, congregations can give testimony to their green values.

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.

Fewer than half of the parents surveyed in a recent study said their faith community is supportive of their child with special needs. A church must include all, and here are some ways to do that.

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The Rev. Catherine Caimano reminds us in her sermon that the only real life is the one we have with... More > In a downloadable, PDF-formatted review of 4 growing faith communities located in various parts of... More >
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International Peacemaker on Syrian Refugee Crisis at Union Seminary

Dr. Mary Mikhael, a native of Syria, will visit Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond October 3, 2018, to address the...

Discovering Hope in the Valley of Dry Bones

Struggling in the valley of dry bones?Listen and subscribe to Faith & Leadership's podcast, Can These Bones. The...

The Heart of a Servant and Faith Like a Child

Here are some sermon resources and art work for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 23, 2018 (Year B)...

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