Retirement can be a tool to help discern God’s call into a next season, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Though the number of pastors leaving parish ministry hasn’t amounted to a “great resignation,” those who have left still offer insight into the current state of the American church.
According to recent research, the average age of pastors is rising and the number of younger — and aspiring — clergy appears to be in decline.
Rather than a series of “one-offs,” sermons can spark a conversation that fosters communal spiritual continuity in the congregation. Here are seven strategies to do that.
Christian witness to hope can take patience and faithfulness, particularly during in-between times, writes a director of programs and grants for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
A preacher’s main task is not to make a political stand but to preach the gospel by showing how God lives in the midst of human suffering, says the dean of Duke Chapel.
As debates persist about their roles, women increasingly create their own spaces as congregational leaders
With the Southern Baptist Convention recently expelling churches with women pastors, theological debates are continuing over gender roles in leadership.
It’s important to co-design any program with its potential participants, says a director of leadership development at Trinity Church Wall Street.
Much needs to be done to ensure that women and their work are respected, including within the church, writes a communications specialist with Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Personal sustainability requires sacred relationships formed in God’s love. A managing director of grants for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity writes about what makes these friendships vital in this adapted excerpt from her new book.
Faith leaders have a responsibility to use social media with intentionality and humility, writes the director of grants at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.