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Breaking free from the stereotype of the disengaged teen could help churches serve them better. And as those teens age into adulthood, congregations need to be willing to work to keep them involved.

 

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Many people abandon Twitter shortly after opening an account. But if you stick with it, it will bear fruit.

When it comes to social media, congregations and clergy trail behind most other organizations and individuals.

Christians coming together in practical ways

When Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore put on a clerical collar in 1977 — her senior year in college — and began working as a hospital chaplain she learned something the classroom didn’t teach. Physical actions mattered.

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

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