As more religious communities develop digital presences it becomes possible to track emerging patterns in attitudes towards LGBTQA Christians. Despite the assumption that savvy use of digital media is a sign... read more >
Growing Young, a Center for Congregations Workshop
Growing Young, February 23, 2017. Like most ministry leaders, you’ve probably heard ominous reports of the demise of faith all around us. From the disillusionment of young people to the aging of the church to the rise of the “Nones,” the list is long and disheartening. But what if that’s only part of the story? What if there are bright spots breaking through the clouds revealing energized congregations brimming with young people?
In 2006, The African American Lectionary Project sent questionnaires to 10,000 African American clergy of all denominations as well as a small percentage of non-denominational churches. The survey indicated that... read more >
List of Participating Schools ATLASerials® for ALUM
The American Theological Library Association (ATLA), an association of theological libraries and librarians, has been producing indispensable research tools in religion and theology for more than 60 years. Through the... read more >
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.
The Role of Clergy in Reducing Boston’s Crime Rate
In the aftermath of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, Boston inner-city clergy are revisiting their own journey from a violence-plagued 1980s to a much more peaceful 2014. Correspondent... read more >
Amy McCreath, an Episcopal chaplain at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, considers the historic and present needs and challenges for Christian mentoring especially with what she calls the present "open source" generation in a post-modern society of increasing complexity.
In an era when most programs and products geared for young people are loud or fast or both, an approach to meeting the needs of youth that is quiet and deliberately contemplative may seem counterintuitive.
Since the beginning of the Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation (PTEV) in 2000, Lilly Endowment has awarded a number of North American church-related colleges and universities with grants to implement programs.