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The economic squeeze can bring out more creative faithfulness in ministry. Here are some examples.
The initiative increased congregations’ interest in cooperating with government on social service. But actual congregational partnering with government has not increased at all.
Two United Church of Christ pastors talk about practicing ministry “with delight.”
A new vision of a historic tradition. A Baptist church in Washington, D.C., with a history of commitment to social justice leverages its real estate assets to help revitalize the congregation and engage community partners.
Purpose-driven approaches to church growth say we should ditch the denominational label. This is exactly the wrong way to go.
I became a Methodist on purpose. But church growth strategies want me to leave the label behind.
Since debates homosexuality began to dominate the church landscape, more congregations have called themselves “conservative” and fewer are “in the middle.”
Worship focused on the eucharist, and that focused on a tradition-free personal relationship with Jesus, are two different ballgames.