In this excerpt from her new memoir, the Rev. Dr. Amy Butler writes about being “unemployed and disgraced” after leaving the Riverside Church in the City of New York — then finding joy in her new project, a fund to help closing churches invest their remaining assets.
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.
The brain, the heart and the soul: How three Catholic churches are merging to create a new type of parish
Three congregations have avoided some of the disruption of a reorganization in Chicago by leaning into their individual identities while forming a new whole.
The last four years have seen an influx of new hires for many organizations. Slowing down to make the changes that turnover requires can benefit everyone.
The director of the Theological Education Between the Times project talks about the intentional planning behind the effort and his contribution to its book series.
A real estate developer in the South Bronx works to build attractive spaces and create jobs in her home community and show people they can have beautiful, successful lives in their own neighborhoods.
Empowering teens: Youth learn job skills and serve their community through a workforce development program
Richmond’s Church Hill Activities & Tutoring adapts to a changing neighborhood while preparing young people for their next step.
Gardens grow in ways that are mutually supportive and connected. That’s an underground lesson for pastors, writes the director of the Thriving in Ministry Coordination Program at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Saddleback Church’s Jay Kranda explains how the megachurch uses innovative approaches to better serve its members.