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Ten essential skills the next generation of religious leaders will need

Some skills are time-tested, such as listening and collaborating, but tomorrow’s religious leaders will also need to be entrepreneurial and communicate in new ways.

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Hospitality is key to church growth

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

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has received a $1 million grant

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has received a $1 million grant

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has received a $1 million grant to help establish the CBF Thriving in Ministry Initiative.

This grant is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry, an initiative that supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they create or strengthen programs that help pastors build relationships with experienced clergy who can serve as mentors and guide them through key leadership challenges in congregational ministry.

Lilly Endowment is making nearly $70 million in grants through the Thriving in Ministry initiative.

The Freedom of Real Apologies from On Being

The Freedom of Real Apologies from On Being

"Layli Long Soldier is a writer, a mother, a citizen of the United States, and a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation. She has a way of opening up this part of her life, and of American life, to inspire self-searching and tenderness. Her award-winning first book of poetry, WHEREAS, is a response to the U.S. government’s official apology to Native peoples in 2009, which was done so quietly, with no ceremony, that it was practically a secret. " [Read more or Listen now].

The Religion and State (RAS) project

The Religion and State (RAS) project

The Religion and State (RAS) project is a university-based project located at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. The general goal is to provide detailed codings on several aspects of separation of religion and state for 183 states on a yearly basis between 1990 and 2014. This constitutes all countries with populations of 250,000 or more, as well as a sampling of countries with lower populations.

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio awarded a $1 million grant

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio awarded a $1 million grant

The Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio awarded a $1 million grant to the Baptist General Convention of Texas to fund health initiatives for South Texas churches and their ministers.

Over five years, the grant will be used for three initiatives—a “pastor to pastors” staff position to develop deeper interpersonal relationships with area pastors; a financial relief fund to offer financial aid to alleviate stress and anxiety for pastors; and church health conferences and retreats, designed to strengthen awareness and knowledge around holistic health services and practices.

Except This Foreigner, An on Scripture Feature

Except This Foreigner, An on Scripture Feature

Oct. 9, 2016 Except This Foreigner, An ON Scripture Feature. A reflection by Eric D. Barreto with a focus on Luke 17:11-19 (Oct 09, 2016) On Scripture Video.

October Liturgy Letter Sermon Resources

Faithfulness and Fidelity in the Liturgy Letter Newsletter for 20th Sunday after Pentecost

Faithfulness and Fidelity in the Liturgy Letter Newsletter for 20th Sunday after Pentecost

Faithfulness and Fidelity

Those who trust God are called to acknowledge their dependence and live blamelessly (Psalm 8 and Psalm 26). Job is an example of faithfulness, even in the midst of suffering (Job 1:1, 2:1-10). In all things we must follow Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12). This includes honoring faithful relationships between men and women (Genesis 2:18-24 and Mark 10:2-14). Jesus calls his followers to receive the ways of God's kingdom like little children, in innocence and purity (Mark 10:14-16 and Psalm 8). 

Your congregation’s ability to have healthy conversations

Your congregation’s ability to have healthy conversations

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Oct 10, 2018

The Science of Healthy Conversations: Your congregation’s ability to have healthy conversations impacts everything you do - programming, volunteer engagement, visitor welcome experience, outreach, community involvement, the list goes on [Read more].

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Sunday Church Servicing in the Wake of Hurricane Michael

"Church leaders knew the Sunday following the storm would be important and necessary in what's expected to be a...

Relationship Across Rupture

On Being with Sally Kohn & Erick Erickson, “Relationship Across Rupture”Two lightning-rod figures on...

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has received a $1 million grant

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has received a $1 million grant to help establish the CBF Thriving in Ministry...

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