Larger churches have had an easier, more successful transition to using technology after the pandemic
New research reveals uncertainty about technology use among smaller churches, while for larger churches it has become “second nature.”
An effort to preserve Black churches is entering its next cycle under the direction of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund.
A pastor and journalist tells the story of the Community of Christ in Washington, D.C., in which she grew up. It was a five-decade-long experiment in living and worshipping in a neighborhood parish that intentionally ended in 2016.
Jennifer M. McClure Haraway: Congregations can help each other navigate opportunities and challenges
Emotional support, information and practical assistance are all ways congregations can benefit from developing relationships with other congregations, says the author of “No Congregation Is an Island.”
Black churches stepped up in the pandemic with information, support, food, testing and vaccines for their congregations and communities. That work needs to continue, writes a pastor and associate director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches.
If all Christians care about is organizations, then the church doesn’t have much to offer an individualistic society, says a consultant and author. But what if Christians let go of programming and focused on the pearl of great price?
In this two-part series, United Methodist Church Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, Jr. and the Rev. Audrey Warren reflect on First Churches -- those anchor congregations in American downtowns. How can these institutions, which may be rich in tradition but strapped for cash, adapt to a changing society?
Nearly 50 years ago, the authors of “What’s Ahead for Old First Church” examined the strengths and weaknesses of these anchor institutions. The lessons are surprisingly relevant today.
Negative attitudes toward the adoption of technology during the pandemic raise issues of fairness and justice into the future, writes the author of a study on the post-pandemic church.