As she hovers over her toddling 15-month-old daughter, a seminary professor learns that leading and following are frequently intertwined. Watching, listening, paying close attention, this hybrid form of leadership follows life.
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As the church becomes pushed to the margins of society, it gains remarkable freedom, the senior minister of The Riverside Church says in this interview. If we have the courage to live into the gospel, who knows what could happen?
The highway has its lessons, especially for pastors just starting out, writes a young Lutheran pastor. Drawing from her cross-country move, she offers five road-trip lessons for new pastors.
The pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church, one of the nation’s most historic churches, offers leadership advice for pastors who want to make a difference in their communities.
The pastor of a church plant in Seattle explains the nuts and bolts of how his congregation merged with an established church in a way that honored both organizations. The key, he says, was a friendship between the two pastors and a shared belief that the assets of the church belong to the kingdom.
The responsibility has shifted from denominations to the individual -- and now it is time to experiment with new ways to support young clergy, particularly financially.
Amid all the tumultuous social changes in the last generation, women remain both more religious than men and underrepresented in positions of authority in the nation’s churches. Take our quiz to explore attitudes and practices on gender and religion.