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Beyond keeping churchgoers safe when buildings reopen, congregational leaders need to consider these three things, writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Leadership Education at Duke Divinity teaches a way of thinking that holds the past and future in tension, not in opposition.
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