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.
Church membership should not reflect the exclusivity that often comes with membership in our culture. Instead, it should embody the generous hospitality of God’s love.
Encountering a unique ministry in San Francisco prompted a confrontation with her own ageism, writes a director of educational programs at 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.
In a new documentary, conversations about love that extends beyond sentimentality point the way toward connection.
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.
When young, new or female clergy take over a struggling congregation, they often face the exhausting task of closing the church. A pastor and consultant offers guidance and support from ministers who have been through the experience.