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Organizations provide resources for clergy, parishes

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To help clergy and congregations with ongoing challenges, many granting organizations provide access to workshops, classes, projects, funds and more.

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On Branding Your Church

The notion that churches need to brand themselves the same way a soft drink or shoe is branded has been encouraged recently by research showing that brand identification can provide... read more >

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How Faith Communities Address Mental Illness

After Matthew Warren, son of Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren, committed suicide in the spring of 2013, Rick and his wife Kay teamed up with the Roman Catholic Diocese of... read more >

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Preaching reflections on Freddie Gray and Baltimore - An ON Scripture Special Feature

In light of recent events in Baltimore, several of our ON Scripture writers took a few moments to reflect upon what they would/will be preaching as the events continue to unfold. To join the conversation, follow us on Twitter at #onscripture.

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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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An Innovative Systems Approach to Eliminating Homelessness

While most agencies trying to end homelessness focus on programs, Community Solutions focuses on a process. The brainchild of Rosanne Haggerty, founder of New York City’s Common Ground, a nonprofit... read more >

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Ministers Without Master’s Degrees a Growing Trend

Until 1997, the PC(USA) had always mandated post-baccalaureate education for clergy, but the denomination found itself having to adapt to changing conditions. So, in 1997 church leaders created the “commissioned... read more >

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Strategies for Including the Disabled in Worship and Church Life

Because stroke is a leading cause of disability in adults today, every congregation has or will soon include stroke survivors. About a third of stroke survivors suffer some form of... read more >

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Using Art to Include Shut-ins in Worship and Church Life

When church members suffer strokes, serious illnesses or other challenges, their ability to attend worship is severely hampered. Too often, they fall off the congregation’s radar. According to the Rev.... read more >

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New Organ Can Mimic the Sound of an Ojibwe Flute

Early in the project, church leaders asked the Casavant sound engineers to build a set of pipes that could mimic the...

Wisdom Meets Technology

The monastery’s turnaround has become a testament to what’s possible when ancient wisdom meets new technology -- as...

Following Merton into a "Useless Life" A Monk's Memoir

A life centered around prayer and baking fruitcakes (one of the main sources of revenue for the Abbey of Gethsemani)...

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Wed, Jul 11, 2018 - 07:00 pm
Join this conversation between Danjuma Gibson, associate professor of pastoral care at Calvin Theological Seminary, and Christina...

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