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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.
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August 25, 2014 | A halftime visit with the leaders of Notre Dame and West Point reminded an evangelical seminary president that leadership is contextual, as varied as a clerical collar, an Army general’s uniform and chinos with a V-neck sweater.
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August 25, 2014 | Science and the modern world can strip the mystery out of our lives. But we can adopt practices -- even using iPhones -- that nurture our sense of transcendence and train our spirits to hear and know God, says an Episcopal priest.
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August 25, 2014 | Leaders of all stripes need feedback -- the good, the bad and the ugly. But such honesty is possible only in the context of covenant, says a professor of leadership and ministry.
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August 25, 2014 | C.S. Lewis warns leaders not to be someone they are not, says a Christian author. Imaginative leadership springs from men and women who understand the power of 'being yourself.'
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August 25, 2014 | The problem with 'outreach' is that it is 'out there,' and often presumes that we have no needs 'in here,' says a denominational leader. But we are called to be near, to serve our neighbor both far away and in the next pew.
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August 22, 2014 | When immigrant families poured into the US seeking asylum, a small Christian nonprofit in Laredo, Texas, had to decide: Stay focused on its core mission or revamp everything in order to meet the humanitarian needs on its doorstep?
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August 11, 2014 | Seven years ago, one Seattle church sacrificed itself to another for the benefit of future generations in a remarkable story of trust, generosity and grace. In the accompanying Q&A, the Rev. Eugene Cho talks about the details of the merger and how his congregation, Quest Church, incorporated the traditions and gifts of an older church.
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August 11, 2014 | 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.