At moments when Christianity seems gripped by scandal, reassurance can be found in vital work being done by congregations and faith leaders, writes a communications specialist with Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
How do you plan for tomorrow in a fractured, fast-moving and ever-evolving world? asks the founding director of Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
As we resume connection, our fears ease and contemplation becomes possible, a priest and a psychologist write.
Recognizing the harms done by the last two years, a psychologist who specializes in the intersection of faith and mental health offers some practices to help churches reconnect as communities.
While congregational life for many has been altered in the last two years by COVID-19, the latest iteration of the National Congregations Study shows that changes were already underway in faith communities.
By investigating a church’s founding mission — its DNA — today’s leaders can reconnect with the congregation’s history to help it grow and thrive, writes a consultant.
As churches were forced online, researchers found that congregations actually began to dial into the local needs of their communities.
In his resource manual for churches, an expert in urban studies offers practical advice on how religious communities can create a business strategy that helps bring justice to struggling neighborhoods.