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September 22, 2014 | Renewing the Reformed Church in America depends in large part on developing the denominational staff, says the director of transformational engagement.
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September 22, 2014 | The challenges facing Christian institutions today require innovative solutions in all aspects of the work. Senior leaders must cultivate the conditions for the work to flourish, which means nurturing talent across levels and roles, says the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
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September 22, 2014 | How do you develop leaders in your organization without funding? The executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches offers 10 ideas for leadership development on a shoestring.
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September 22, 2014 | The top executive at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship uses her organization’s strategic plan to build a team of young leaders at CBF headquarters.
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September 22, 2014 | Today’s leaders have to cope with a changing world, according to “Leading in Context,” a study by Duke Corporate Education. That’s why they need to develop beliefs and mindsets that allow them to respond to shifting environments, says Duke CE’s managing director for North America.
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September 22, 2014 | After a career working in a variety of roles and settings, a leader in the physician assistant field says that understanding people is central to leadership development.
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September 19, 2014 | The challenges facing Christian institutions today require innovative solutions in all aspects of the work. Senior leaders must cultivate the conditions for the work to flourish, which means nurturing talent across levels and roles. This series from Faith & Leadership will help you navigate the issues of leadership development.
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September 18, 2014 | Christian leaders need to nurture talent in their institutions. Our series will help you do that. Learn from leaders in a variety of organizations, including the Reformed Church in America, about training, evaluation, goal setting, leading amid uncertainty and more.
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September 8, 2014 | As Dietrich Bonhoeffer pointed out long ago, youth ministry isn't about setting aside a special place for young people in the church but about moving them into the center of the church community, says a youth ministry scholar and author.
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September 8, 2014 | Dietrich Bonhoeffer's “Eight Theses on Youth Work in the Church”
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September 8, 2014 | How can a church leader encourage a cooperative environment that is poised for growth? It depends on the size of the congregation.
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September 8, 2014 | The work of institutions and communities will never be complete in our time. But if we live out lives of hope, we participate in God’s remaking of creation in Christ.
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September 8, 2014 | She never expected old hymns to bring "showers of blessing" on a hot summer Sunday in East Texas. But that's the power of music to connect us -- a gift of grace, says a Christian writer.
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September 8, 2014 | Could congregations seeking to engage young adults take part in a growing movement of campus-based intentional communities? asks a research fellow to The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE).
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September 4, 2014 | A pastor who is a trained pianist discovered that he did not have to choose between jazz and Jesus -- and that the spiritual power of the creative, improvisational art form can be a tool to help his congregation experience God.