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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

How a Clergy Support Group Provided Resilience During Challenging Times

A minister reflects on the vital importance of her clergy support group during challenging times like COVID-19, social unrest, and climate change, providing community, shared wisdom, and hope to combat the loneliness many pastors feel.

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Friday, June 7, 2024

Having Embraced Tech, Pastors Now Use AI to Support Ministry

Pastors embrace AI like ChatGPT to streamline administrative tasks, write better sermon copy, and improve church operations, freeing up time for more pastoral work.

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Monday, May 27, 2024

Pastor’s vision team was key to his church’s 15% growth during COVID

Today, a church that was averaging 260 attendees on a Sunday has risen 15% to 300 people attending in person with an equal amount listening online. The church budget jumped 20% and building expansion plans are on the table.

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Events

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

VIDEO: Trends in Small Church Vitality

Join our webinar discussing trends in small church vitality within The Episcopal Church and the United Church of Christ denominations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjvSnCV_4Xo&t=1s This webinar is part of an ongoing webinar series. Each webinar will explore the latest church research and

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Black Church’s Versatile Pandemic Innovations Foster Broader Community, Online Giving

Tillman pastors the congregation of Woodville Church of the Nazarene, located in Richmond, Virginia, where he’s served for 38 years. His congregation was included in Understanding the Pandemic Impact on Black and Multiracial Congregations, co-authored by Dr. B. Clarvon Watts, a sociologist and pos

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Events

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Online Webinar: Trends in Small Church Vitality

Join us on May 2nd from 12:15-1:30 ET for a lively webinar discussion on the vital role of small churches in the Episcopal and United Church of Christ denominations. Researchers Molly James and Erica Dollhopf will share findings, joined by small church clergy Rev. Rebekah Hatch and Rev. Sandr

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Monday, April 15, 2024

VIDEO: The State of Post-Pandemic Church Giving

Drawing from their recent and ongoing research, the directors of three Centers on congregational life and giving will discuss uncovered trends and have a guided conversation about how church financing is shifting into the future. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WQORkdHpb4 This webinar is p

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Monday, April 15, 2024

Part-Time Clergy Score Highest in Every Health and Wellness Category  

The 2023 clergy health and wellness data are in, and they send a clear message: employment status makes a big difference in a pastor’s wellbeing. Those doing best in all respects are in part-time ministry positions.   

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Online Webinar: The State of Post-Pandemic Church Giving

Drawing from their recent and ongoing research, the directors of three Centers on congregational life and giving will discuss uncovered trends and have a guided conversation about how church financing is shifting into the future. Join us for insightful commentary and an extended Q&A. April

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