Let’s leverage a year of forced innovation to be church in a way that attracts people who really are done with religion, writes a minister at a Greenwich Village church.
As we resume in-person ways, churches are uniquely equipped to welcome people back, writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Beyond keeping churchgoers safe when buildings reopen, congregational leaders need to consider these three things, writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
After a period of discernment and community engagement, a congregation takes a risk and finds its way back home.
In this excerpt from his recent book, author Robert C. Saler writes about pastoral sabbaticals as a time of reinvigoration and reflection for both church leaders and their congregations. Saler directs the Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs and the Center for Pastoral Excellence at Christian Theological Seminary.
An analysis of Jesus’ social network helps us better understand and imitate his relationships with the marginalized, says a professor of religion and sociology.
In an era of dying congregations, a counternarrative is playing out in Austin, where churches are being squeezed by the region’s population explosion.
How will Christians live out their faith in a world that is more urban than ever before? The director and the dean of City Seminary of New York share what they’re learning as God brings Christians from across the globe to New York and other urban areas.
As Christianity shifts to the global south, Christians in the U.S. must ‘de-Americanize the gospel’ and be open to movements of the faith in other cultures, says the author and denominational leader.
After his church merged with a smaller, older congregation, a pastor discovered that -- like the yeast that leavens the loaf -- the addition of new members changed his work in wonderful ways.