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Jim Moose works on a table to send to families in New Orleans who lost their furniture in Hurricane Katrina. Photo courtesy New Wilmington Presbyterian Church

Telling the story

Don’t forget us -- tell our story. Everywhere they went in New Orleans, members of a church group from Pennsylvania heard the same plea. So they told the story -- in prose, video and poetry. Then the project got even bigger.

Elaine Childs conducts Bible clubs for children in Roma villages. Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Photo

Maturing missions

Short-term trips abroad inspire American Christians and harness their energy. But many congregations now are blending the volunteer approach with long-term, strategic partnerships.

Mark Chaves: Congregational Tolerance

As much as we hear about how intolerant religious people are, you may be surprised to know what sorts of behaviors and beliefs congregations will tolerate not only in their members, but in their lay leaders.