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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

NAE Update - January 2016

NAE Update

New Project Addressing Pastor Finances

This spring, the National Association of Evangelicals will launch a multi-year initiative addressing economic challenges facing pastors. Lilly Endowment Inc. granted the NAE $1 million for the project. Learn more about the project. And if you know someone who might be a good Project Director, please forward the job description to them.

Adoption Among Evangelicals

Nearly 30 percent of evangelical leaders have members in their immediate families who have been adopted, according to the November Evangelical Leaders Survey. Of the evangelical leaders whose families include adopted members, 36 percent of the adoptions were cross racial, and 14 percent were special needs. Learn more.

How to Fire a Pastor Podcast

In Today’s Conversation podcast, Host Leith Anderson and Marshall Shelley, editor of Leadership Journal, talk about best practices for hiring and firing pastors, as well as maintaining good relationships between pastors and their church leadership teams. A must-listen for all in church leadership positions. Listen now.

Christian Leadership Conference Kicks Off in Two Weeks

If you are a Christian who cares deeply about today's pressing issues, join us in Washington, D.C., for the Christian Leadership Conference. You’ll be inspired as you engage in today's top public policy issues; hear from government officials, public policy leaders and thinkers; express your values in a civil and biblical way; and speak on behalf of those who have no voice. Learn more.

Tool Kit for the Syrian Refugee Crisis

World Relief, the humanitarian arm of the NAE, created a tool kit specifically for church leaders on the Syrian refugee crisis. The tool kit offers help on how to address the crisis at your church, an FAQ, a sermon outline and information on the screening process for refugees to the United States. Download the tool kit.

Study Guide on Presidential Candidates' Plans for Addressing Poverty

The NAE, in partnership with the Circle of Protection, asked each presidential candidate to produce a three-minute video explaining how they propose to provide help and opportunity to hungry and poor people in the United States and abroad. Most of the candidate videos are available now, as well as a corresponding study guide.

Member Spotlight: Care of Creation

Care of Creation pursues a God-centered response to environmental crises in the United States and abroad. Projects include regular training and consultations, a mobilization and agriculture program in Kenya, and a global campaign with Lausanne Creation Care Network. Care of Creation was involved in the climate talks in Paris last month. Learn more.

Article Spotlight: Building a Volunteer Culture in Your Church

Christianity Today — “Pull a Henry.” Their heads tilted; some brows furrowed. They thought I was crazy. It was working. When you are given the 8 p.m. Monday night slot for teaching seminary students, you’d better say something that awakens them from their post Sunday church hangover. I repeated myself, “If you want to build a volunteer culture in your church, you’ll have to pull a Henry. A Henry Ford." Read more.

Event Spotlight: The Justice Conference

World Relief’s The Justice Conference has emerged as a premier gathering for Christian leaders, justice practitioners, students and learners from all over the world. The conference features internationally acclaimed speakers, hundreds of humanitarian organizations and pre-conference workshops. This year’s conference is in Chicago, June 3-4. Learn more. 

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