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Many congregations have endured staff cutbacks, salary freezes and deferred maintenance in response to the recession. But one budget area that may need to be increased, even in hard economic times, is programming, recent research suggests. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of the relationship between economics and congregational health.
A Metro Paint-A-Thon volunteer from the ADC Corporation does some prep work before his team painted the home of a low-income senior in south Minneapolis. Randy Miranda/Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches
The Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches is the largest council in North America, but it keeps a low profile. The council is a faith-based nonprofit that serves its community through ever-changing collaborative partnerships.
David Shi, recently retired president of Furman University, shows how to transition from one level of leadership to another.
The co-founder of Boston Scientific and a pioneer in the field of less-invasive medical technology talks about how to create a collaborative, ethical culture in business, philanthropy and communities -- and why it’s bad to be parodied on “Saturday Night Live.”
Ministry is diminished when new pastors suffer with large student debt, says ELCA Bishop Rick Foss.
Think of the budget as the institution’s ecclesiological self-portrait.
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