Women in ministry benefit from seeing other women pastoring, says the lead researcher of the Flourishing in Ministry project. That’s why it’s important to witness and learn from the real experiences of women clergy.
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Faith and community leaders join hands during a workshop on community organizing practices hosted by Wake Organizing in Raleigh, North Carolina. Photo from Wake Organizing Facebook page
Small churches struggle to attract and keep congregants, but the issue is not a lack of programs or a younger generation’s disinterest in faith. The problem is that people are exhausted by our economy, writes a pastor.
An Episcopal “clergypreneur” innovates a new model of pastoral care in which congregations run their own churches and contract with her for services such as worship, Christian education and leadership formation.
A diagram drawn on a blank page of a medieval manuscript offers an ancient prayer practice to contemporary Christians, says a co-author of “The Prayer Wheel.”
In a time of widespread fear and anxiety, a United Methodist pastor offers four techniques for increasing our capacity to live with courage and hope.
Episode 11: Vernon Jordan on his friendships with the great preachers of his era, and why he didn't become one himself
In this episode of “Can These Bones,” co-host Bill Lamar talks with Vernon Jordan, the attorney and civil rights leader, about the ways that the church formed him and influenced his working life.
Stop thinking about single people as something apart from the norm, writes a single Christian. We are simply beloved children of God.
The Columbia Future Forge, which trains and mentors students in faith, life and work, is one of the social enterprises created by the author. Photo courtesy of The Columbia Future Forge
Social enterprises might be a risky and unusual form of ministry, but a youth pastor argues that they can bring new life to the church.
Nineteenth-century scientists and artists were preoccupied with noticing things. Could contemporary Christians adapt this practice to the working world?
The Rev. Ashley Goff (left) and the Rev. Jeffrey K. Krehbiel invite congregants to the communion table. Photos by Mike Morones.
At Church of the Pilgrims, vulnerability is a virtue and worship is an innovative and deeply collaborative experience between clergy and congregants.