When a pastor and his congregation found that their practice of daily Bible study was not working for them anymore, they adapted their spiritual formation.
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Sister Jane Meuse, Elandria Williams, Rachel Plattus and Sister Lorita Moffatt gather for conversation during a residency in which young adults lived at the Sisters of Mercy's convent to learn about their way of life. Photo courtesy of Nuns & Nones
A six-month convent residency in California gave a group of millennials a window into communal living and discipline.
How can faith communities engage and include people of different identities? Illustration by Jessamyn Rubio / Photo from iStock Rawpixel
When churches hold onto anti-LGBTQ+ beliefs, there are real people whose sacred stories and journeys are being forgotten, writes a college chaplain and author.
The Rev. Gina M. Stewart speaks to her congregation in Memphis. Photo courtesy of Christ Missionary Baptist Church
Moving the needle for women means amplifying their voices, highlighting their gifts and advocating for them, says a pastor and nationally known preacher.
An associate pastor discovers the joy of accompanying people across actual thresholds with liturgical loving care.
Pastors operate in highly complex social systems, and even with formal authority may not feel empowered to lead change. The key to building their sense of agency is to build trust among stakeholders and cultivate habits of care.
Earlier this year, Alfred Street Baptist Church encouraged people to participate in a churchwide fast called "Seek 2019." Image courtesy of Alfred Street Baptist Church
More than 4,000 members of Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, committed to a new spiritual discipline earlier this year.
On HBCU Sunday, adult members of Alfred Street Baptist Church show up wearing school colors or paraphernalia representing their Greek affiliations. Photos and video courtesy of Alfred Street Baptist Church
With a spirit of 'irrational generosity,' a church helps pay the debts of Howard University seniors and sustain a historic connection to HBCUs
Alfred Street Baptist Church has a long history of supporting college students and historically black colleges and universities. So when a churchwide fast in January yielded $150,000, they knew where to invest it: in future leaders.
Faith and community leaders join hands during a workshop on community organizing practices hosted by Wake Organizing in Raleigh, North Carolina. Photo from Wake Organizing Facebook page
Small churches struggle to attract and keep congregants, but the issue is not a lack of programs or a younger generation’s disinterest in faith. The problem is that people are exhausted by our economy, writes a pastor.
A crane stretches above a building under construction in Atlanta. The author, who lives in the Atlanta area, writes that advocating for affordable housing is part of his call to the community. iStock/stevecoleimages
Housing is a profound and even holy good, rooted in deeper notions of home, says a Presbyterian minister. Christians are called to re-create communities where people of every income level and race can make our homes together.