The last two years have deepened our experience with grief. As we move into the season of Lent, a pastor and assistant professor asks what has been learned.
As churches were forced online, researchers found that congregations actually began to dial into the local needs of their communities.
Listening intentionally and responding to specific symptoms of burnout are good practices within churches — and can benefit their communities, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
The number of congregations closing could rise sharply after the pandemic. The time to explore using church real estate wisely is now.
Creativity and trust are hallmarks of a robust effort by churches and their partners to provide vaccinations in communities of color
Four churches in New York City delivered more than 30,000 vaccinations to people in their neighborhoods by sponsoring clinics, listening to people’s concerns and sharing their stories.
The church has traditionally been a place of solace, but the pandemic has made mourning rituals more difficult. A managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity asks whether faith communities can regain that role.
As members of their community faced hunger this past year, Virginia’s Mount Olive Baptist Church focused on finding and distributing quality food for free.
Many churches thought that vaccines would pave the way back to normal worship, but new COVID-19 realities are forcing us to keep pivoting.
When the pandemic closed schools, an existing network of congregations and others jumped in to offer meals — and more
Churches, government agencies and nonprofits that already served struggling families responded to the pandemic by ramping up their shared mission beyond providing children with summer meals.
COVID has complicated how we determine the scale of our work, but asking key questions can help, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.