What would you say for a PayDay bar? A lighthearted exercise using peanut-encrusted candy as a reward is remarkably effective in helping people speak more honestly in public, writes a human resources specialist.
Pastors were not prepared for the digital demands of the pandemic. What does that teach us about the next crisis?
Of all the new things they were asked to take on during the pandemic, it was technology work and decision making that pastors felt the least prepared for, according to a two-year study from Texas A&M University.
Including pets in church services can be one way to re-imagine the meaning of fellowship and worship.
Prioritizing welcome signs rather than roadblocks can help produce the diverse spaces Christian leaders deeply need, writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
A nonprofit’s partnership with two Virginia churches offers a model for collaboration between faith-based and community-based organizations.
Learning to be inquisitive and openhearted can make way for all sorts of possibilities, writes the director of the Thriving Congregations Coordination Program at Duke Divinity.
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.
Inspired in part by Catholic social teachings, The Industrial Commons seeks to create “an inclusive economy rooted in community and dignity.”
What does it take to engage public audiences in conversations about God, religion and the power of faith to shape lives and communities? Hosting TED-style talks is one answer, writes an assistant professor at Candler School of Theology.
Creative churches don’t panic when things go wrong. They pivot. But how do you know whether your church is prepared for it? writes an innovation consultant.