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Help with Making the Most of Change

  Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change (Fourth Edition) by William Bridges, Susan Bridges. Da Capo Books, 2016.   Transitioning between the old and the new affects all congregations, and they feel... read more >

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What Makes the U.S. Congregational Life Survey Unique?

In 2001 the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) conducted the U.S. Congregational Life Survey. More than 1.2 million worshipers and 12,000 congregations across three continents were surveyed to provide a portrait of... read more >

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Number of Christians in the U.S. Declining

The number of Americans identifying themselves as Christian is declining, while other religious affiliations are slightly increasing, according to a recent survey. The Pew Research Center looked at more than 35,000... read more >

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What Faith Comes in Number 2 in U.S States

Islam is the #2 Religion in the United States. Based on data from Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, which contributes to the religious portion of the census each decade,... read more >

Religious Laws in Seven Muslim Majority Countries

Religious Laws in Seven Muslim Majority Countries

US President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration (January, 2017) bans citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for the next 90 days and suspends the admission of all refugees for 120 days.

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Howard Rhodes: Despair, Democratic Hope, and Donald Trump

While there is no simple connection between white despair and Trump’s victory, the relationship should not be ignored. By any account, Trump’s election is a breathtaking indictment of our government... read more >

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Guiding Seminary’s Governance

Excellent archive of the In Trust magazine’s articles with a searchable index to find just the article and resource you might need to assist in guiding your Seminary’s governance.  This... read more >

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How To Hire Consultants For a Faith Based Organization

  Because faith-based institutions are unique, they rarely benefit from consultants who offer prepackaged presentations that feature generic data and lead to predictable conclusions.   In Trust created this resource to... read more >

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7 Insights on Leadership the World Needs Now

Seven Insights on leadership the world needs now. We know that communities everywhere need inspired leaders to shape a hopeful future. But can we actually create the conditions in which... read more >

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Scenes From Holy Week

This week, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus Christ—his...

Encouraging Youth To Engage and Study Theology

Getting high school students interested in theology sounds like a pretty tall order. In the age of “nones” and “...

Duke Expands Research on America's Religious Congregations

Duke receives $1.5 million grant to study America's evolving congregations. Research from Lilly Endowment grant...

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