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Congregations embracing technology, study finds

Websites, Facebook and other tools are helping churches stay connected to their members and reach out to the wider community.

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Social media goes spiritual

Twitter and Facebook help churches reach new audiences.

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The Challenges of Writing a Sermon — And Tips For Sermon Preparation

The abundance of resources available on the Web requires a new level of discipline.  After nearly 30 years in the ministry, the Rev. G. Lee Ramsey Jr. knows writing sermons week after week isn’t easy. It’s not so much writers’ block, he says. The hard part is creating a focused sermon that gives the congregation something to chew on.

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Hospitality is key to church growth

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

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Latest Syllabi From Wabash Center

Latest Syllabi from Wabash Center. Religion and Anthropology Religious Sects and Cults Methodological and conceptual issues that arise in studying New Religious Movements (NRMs).   Bible Bible and Western Culture Key examples of biblical traditions and critical... read more >

Tips On Preaching Effectively

Tips On Preaching Effectively

"What they all share is that they are captivating speakers whose eloquence points toward God, not their own egos, says Shawn Boyd, who works at the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Baylor. Boyd helped form the criteria that 179 scholars referred to while sorting through 1,000 nominees to select the final 12.

Denominational Leadership program

Denominational Leadership program

Dates & Time: 
Sep 19, 2016

People of all denominations who are transitioning into executive-level positions within denominational governing bodies or who have been in their role fewer than three years are welcome to apply for this selective program. Read more and apply online here.

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Chapel Hill, NC

On Being Studio launches new podcast

On Being Studio launches new podcast

The On Being studios has launched a new podcast, "Being Wise." The show, hosted by Krista Tippett, is described as an "inquirty into the mystery and art of living." Subscribe on iTunes.

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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 >

Seminary Growth Sets New Records

Seminary Growth Sets New Records

When the Association of Theological Schools released a report on enrollment trends over the last five years, the headline was a bit surprising. The report, Seminaries set six enrollment records,” described growth trends, including a record number of professional master’s degree students.

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Franklin College Master's Program Gift

"A $150,000 gift from Drs. Leonard and Teresa Bissonnette will help support Franklin College's new Master of Science in...

Working Hands

The Work of the Hands by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros ... It’s with open hands that we welcome the stranger, open up...

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...

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