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Reversing The Exodus 7 Traits Of Churches That Successfully Attract Young Adults Church Youth Ministry Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

As fewer young people fill the pews of houses of worship, some congregations are trying innovative ways to halt the exodus of young adults from organized religion.

 

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Christian education programs vital to congregational health Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

Some churches are seeing a consumer mentality when it comes to religious education. The trend highlights the importance of preparing Christian educators for the future.

Prevailing culture often casts teenagers as alienated from religion, if not downright hostile to it. To believe some movie depictions, teenagers are rebellious Pagans-in-the-making, more interested in witchcraft than mission trips. But a four-year national study of youth and religion arrives at a different conclusion.  The study, which included interviews with more than 3,000 U.S. teenagers, finds that a majority of today’s young people see religion as a positive influence on their lives and the lives of their community. Moreover, they have no desire to cast off the faith of their upbringing.

When It Comes To Polls, Read The Fine Print Polling Report Survey Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Even lay people can, and should, ask tough questions about polls to see if their claims match their findings. And when it comes to poll data we should all be informed consumers.

Finding the Right Seminary Insights into Religion News Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Christianity Immigration

Staci Imes knew she wanted to study at a seminary with a strong commitment to social justice.  She knew she wanted a program focused on training ministers, rather than scholars.  And while she’s committed to her denomination, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), she relishes the idea of studying with people from different traditions. But which seminary was for her?

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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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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010

 

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