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Cynthia D. Weems: The church's revolving door

Church leaders must face up to the fact that congregations are increasingly composed of short-term residents. Structures and staffing need to reflect this change, says a United Methodist pastor in Miami.

Matthew Scott: Faith at work

A lawyer-turned-pastor writes that he found greater meaning in his life when he began to pray at his law firm. Now he helps equip laypeople to discover their vocations and integrate their faith and work lives.

Bishop Joseph A. Galante at a commissioning service at St. Anthony of Padua, Hammonton, N.J. Photo by Christine Scheller

Forming laity, for life and ministry

In a time of great change in the Catholic Diocese of Camden, NJ, a program gives laypeople the skills they need to bring a new vibrancy and passion to the local parish.

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