Though the number of pastors leaving parish ministry hasn’t amounted to a “great resignation,” those who have left still offer insight into the current state of the American church.
When young, new or female clergy take over a struggling congregation, they often face the exhausting task of closing the church. A pastor and consultant offers guidance and support from ministers who have been through the experience.
As debates persist about their roles, women increasingly create their own spaces as congregational leaders
With the Southern Baptist Convention recently expelling churches with women pastors, theological debates are continuing over gender roles in leadership.
Black churches stepped up in the pandemic with information, support, food, testing and vaccines for their congregations and communities. That work needs to continue, writes a pastor and associate director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches.
In his most recent book, a bestselling author explores both the trauma and the miracle of his family as he makes peace with his father.
In this excerpt from her new memoir, the Rev. Dr. Amy Butler writes about being “unemployed and disgraced” after leaving the Riverside Church in the City of New York — then finding joy in her new project, a fund to help closing churches invest their remaining assets.
In this excerpt from his recent book, a writer and spiritual director describes the transformative power of sacred stories and why they are important to our individual and shared lives.
A pastor turned graphic designer and entrepreneur discusses her call, her creative process and some of what she’s learned about church communications.