The Rev. Ashley Goff reflects on her congregation’s long — and sometimes contentious — process of building 173 apartments for low-income families, seniors and people with disabilities in this excerpt from “Gone for Good?”
As many as 100,000 buildings and billions of dollars in church-owned property are expected to be sold or repurposed by 2030. With planning and thoughtful stewardship, those assets can continue to serve communities, says Mark Elsdon, the editor of(active the new book, “Gone for Good?”
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.
As the 1950s model declines, new ways of being the church are popping up all over, and gospel truths are now being found in new containers, writes a social entrepreneur.
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.
The tender and solemn act of imposing ashes touches our common life and is a reminder of God’s care for us all, a priest writes as she reflects on a special request from a prior Ash Wednesday.
Some church kitchens in Wilmington, Delaware, have become launching pads for food industry entrepreneurs.
In a blend of memoir, reporting and political writing, journalist Tim Alberta explores in this excerpt what has happened to the modern evangelical world through the lens of his father’s church and his own faith.
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.