Author

Matthew Dewald

Journalist

Matthew Dewald is a freelance writer living in Dayton, Ohio, who writes frequently about religion.

Focus on excellence

By restructuring its organization around “excellence,” the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church has increased its effectiveness and transformed its culture.

Sacrificial giving

A church in a depressed, Rust Belt town has raised more than $4 million to help people in Sudan. This remarkable project began when the Rev. Mike Slaughter challenged his congregants to turn away from consumer culture and spend their money to help people in need.

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Four ministries receive awards for catalyzing transformation

Leadership Education at Duke Divinity grants Traditioned Innovation Awards to initiatives that engage in experiments to transform communities by living out the convictions of an ancient faith in the current challenging circumstances. The awardees inspire Christian leaders to consider our convictions and daily activities so that we may more abundantly bear witness to the reign of God.

Each of the 2021 winners will receive $10,000 and be featured in Faith & Leadership.

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