Childcare providers teach arts and crafts to children during El Refugio's Summer Fest in 2019. The 2020 version has moved online. Photos courtesy of El Refugio
A church-based resource center -- “The Refuge” in English -- works with local institutions to help immigrants build new lives in rural North Carolina. During the pandemic, that work has become even more vital.
We update this list of information from government and media sources regularly to offer guidance to pastors and other Christian leaders struggling to respond to the pandemic of COVID-19.
Fear is not the antithesis of faith and truth; nor does it indicate a lack of trust in God, writes a pastoral care professor and licensed clinical psychologist. Indeed, God created us with fear to keep us safe.
Closing a church can be terrifying, but you don’t have to do it alone, says a sociologist and pastor.
Book cover detail from "Brown Church: Five Centuries of Latina/o Social Justice, Theology and Identity"
The brown church has been deconstructing and reconstructing Christianity since the colonial period, says a professor and author.
When we approach dauntingly complex decisions from a place of empathy and curiosity, we might discover a different solution, writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Prudent doubt allows us to wrestle with faith in ways that can strengthen it and can lead to greater scientific openness, writes the author in an excerpt from her new book.
Green The Church encourages congregations to install solar panels, among other environmentally friendly strategies. Photos courtesy of Green The Church
Green The Church encourages African American congregations to commit to an environmental theology that promotes sustainable practices and helps build economic and political change.
What Now? is a free, online creative tool to help congregations make decisions in the age of COVID-19. It is offered by the nonprofit RootedGood.
Disruption can be a good thing when it leads to needed change. But it’s hard. Here are the five stages of a healthy pivot when the structures you’ve built no longer work, writes the co-founder of RootedGood.
The Rev. Dr. Shelley Best, president and CEO of The Conference of Churches. Photo by Keith Claytor / TimeFrozen Photography
In order to pursue its core mission, an organization may have to craft its own path, says the CEO and president of The Conference of Churches in Connecticut.
Why wade into the turbulent water of collaborative problem solving? Because facilitative leadership is both necessary and possible, writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.