Westbury UMC’s apartment ministry invites you to consider, “Who is my neighbor?” This discussion guide offers tips for studying this and other questions individually or with your colleagues in Christian institutions, congregations and elsewhere.
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The addition of a contemplative Saturday evening service was part of a radical change in the worship life of Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church. Photos by Tom Wallace
Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church has placed Sabbath keeping at the heart of its life together. Two Sundays a month, they take a rest from work and obligations -- and even the Sunday service.
Everyone knows that a ‘small, country church’ isn’t interested in liturgy or making changes. But a young pastor found otherwise at Shady Grove UMC in Providence, North Carolina.
A pastor’s first job is to “take care of our people,” writes a Lutheran pastor. Sometimes, he has learned, “our people” are those we have never met.
In order for churches to be provocative and compelling spaces for young people to encounter God, it is not enough to repackage traditional programs, writes a PCUSA pastor. But how do churches come up with ideas?
Churches today may have as many as five generations among their members. Differences between people of different ages can be a source of friction and also an opportunity for growth.
In churches, as in the workplace, generational differences are a challenge. Understanding those differences helps congregations ask the right questions, says the author of two books on generational issues.
Murals depicting the strengths of the Harrison neighborhood in Minneapolis are one of the creations of the arts ministry of Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Photos courtesy of Redeemer Lutheran Church
Creators of successful arts ministries in two Minneapolis churches offer tips for starting community arts projects.
Engaging young adults in Jewish life was one of the goals of the Union for Reform Judaism's Communities of Practice, which sparked experiments in synagogues across North America.
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Synagogues that participated in the Union for Reform Judaism’s Communities of Practice identified best principles to advance change.
Young adults from Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto gather for a wine tasting, one of the activities that the synagogue offered to engage the next generation in temple life.
Photo courtesy of Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
An initiative across the Reform movement sparked innovative ideas to engage millennial Jews in institutional religious life.