A real estate developer who has transformed Nashville churches into boutique hotels has created the Rooms for Rooms program, which donates a portion of hotel profits to organizations working with people experiencing homelessness.
Now could be the time to rediscover why we chose a faith community in the first place and to consider what’s next, writes the director of the Thriving Congregations Coordination Program at Duke Divinity.
Intentional self-care, a church’s ethos of care and congregational openness to new approaches are notable factors that contribute to the thriving of Black clergywomen, a researcher has found.
Parenting right now is chaos, but there is a lot of opportunity to teach our children to love God, says a worship leader.
Congregational priorities help focus how church staff spend their time, influencing a substantial part of the budget, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
A writer’s rediscovery of Sunday school and VBS in his 50s helps fuel a joyful renewal and deepening of the faith of his youth.
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.