Whether adjective, noun or verb, “barbecue” has a theological dimension that is deeply enmeshed in church culture -- especially in the African-American church, writes the culinary historian, barbecue judge and executive director of the Colorado Council of Churches.
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A new version of the Congregational Resource Guide offers congregations a searchable database of high-quality resources. In this interview, the president of the Center for Congregations talks about how the CRG will expand the reach of his organization.
Sacramento police officers involved in the Cops & Clergy program raffle off a bicycle to a child at a community health fair at Ebenezer Christian Center. This kind of activity helps build relationships between police, clergy and congregations.
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From police departments to public schools, congregations are finding new partners -- and new mission opportunities -- as they team up to help the public sector be more effective.
This is an early concept rendering of the urban village that Sharon UMC leaders envision on their property in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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The bishop challenged them to be bold, and the leaders of Sharon United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, took the message to heart. The church is proposing to tear down its building and redevelop its property as an urban village. In this Q&A, the pastor explains the church's plans.
Pentecost is God using God’s people to be a catalyst for transformation and to reach those who have been overlooked or considered beyond the bounds of ministry, writes an AME minister.
The nonprofit Cy-Hope has opened two Hope Centers, where 50-80 kids stop by after school each week to have a safe, fun place to hang out and get help with their homework.
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Members of Foundry UMC discovered deep needs in the seemingly prosperous suburb where the church is located. They responded by creating a nonprofit that has helped thousands of economically disadvantaged children.
The Internet gives even small congregations the ability to offer vibrant adult education and formation programs, an Episcopal priest and founder of the online learning website ChurchNext.tv says in this interview.
If the recent violence in Baltimore is all you know of Sandtown, then you do not know Sandtown. There, God is present, active and alive, says the former pastor of New Song Community Church.
Christine Hong, a Louisville Seminary adjunct professor, teaches her "Multifaith Perspectives on Global Displacement" class this spring. In July 2015, Hong will join Louisville Seminary's full-time faculty as assistant professor of worship and evangelism.
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A pilot course on global displacement created by the Presbyterian Mission Agency and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary aims to address a disconnect between congregations and the national church.
The Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock, center, addresses a crowd at a gathering for social justice.
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The senior pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, says you don’t have to be in a prestigious pulpit to work for justice and the gospel. Look around at the issues in your own community, he says in this interview.