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Social Philanthropy and Church Mission

Congregations are feeling the pinch as member contributions decline with America's current depressed economic situation. However, needs are increasing for the same reason. According to the Rev. Joe Mann, former... read more >

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On Seminary Accreditation and the Church-State Divide

For years the U.S. Department of Education has emphasized the role of higher education in preparing a workforce that can compete in the global economy, however it's influence is largely... read more >

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Creating Seminary Alliances: Perspectives, Pitfalls and Possibilities

American seminaries have been facing increasing financial pressures as enrollment declines and costs increase. A number of struggling seminaries have sought to form alliances, but often find the obstacles too... read more >

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Finding "Pastor Right": Why a Perfect Match Matters

Finding "Pastor Right": Why a Perfect Match Matters Insights into Relition Lilly Foundation Grants Bible pastors leadership

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.

Auburn President Attends Foreign Relations Workshop

Auburn President Attends Foreign Relations Workshop

The Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson, president of Auburn Theological Seminary, was chosen to take part in the Council on Foreign Relations' Religion and Foreign Policy Summer Workshop in Summer 2013. The annual workshop brings religious leaders from across the country to the Council on Foreign Relations' headquarters in New York to discuss pressing international issues. The Council also convenes hundreds of other events each year around the country, many of which are open to religious community leaders who may attend in person or by teleconference or webcast.

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Creating positive change by working together

To help congregations embrace change based in their strengths and positive attributes, the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, dedicated to supporting and strengthening Indiana congregations, hosted the Flourishing Congregations initiative. The... read more >

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Engaging the community in your missional church

Recognizing that in today’s post-Christian, multicultural society the church is no longer at the center of its community so they need a new way to engage the gospel, the congregation... read more >

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Resource: How Your Congregation Learns

When a congregation decides to begin something new or needs to make changes, its members are called upon to think and behave in ways they have not yet learned, according... read more >

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Essential Elements in Assessing Institutional Presidents

An effective and fair assessment of an institution’s president begins with clarity about the personal characteristics the board was looking for when it sought the current president, and the description... read more >

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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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