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Webinar: Shared Governance - Road block or fast track?

Join In Trust governance mentors Rebekah Basinger and Paul Dovre as they explore the topic of shared governance in a live webinar sponsored by In Trust, the Association of Boards in... read more >

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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.

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Center for Congregations luncheon and info session

The Center for Congregations offers several workshops and events throughout the year for Indiana congregations, and provides resources and workshop materials to the public on its website. At this Resource... read more >

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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Liturgical Meditations from Fuller Studios

 The liturgical calendar spans the life of Christ in a single year—from anticipation (Advent), to hope (Christmas...

The Spiritual Practice of Humor

We live in a time of tension and conflict, arguing and fighting for what we believe is true. Many of us are attracted...

Volunteer and Live Longer Religious Lives

Ohio State researchers in June pored over hundreds of obituaries from across the country. They found that people with...

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