An Ecumenical Ministry in the Parish of St Patrick's Catholic Church In San Diego USA


Tuesday, January 9, 2024

The “stained-glass cliff” of leading a dying church

How are other groups repurposing their assets with faithful generosity?

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By Diane Kenaston

When young, new or female clergy take over a struggling congregation, they often face the exhausting task of closing the church. A pastor and consultant offers guidance and support from ministers who have been through the experience.

By Mycal X. Brickhouse

Christian witness to hope can take patience and faithfulness, particularly during in-between times, writes a director of programs and grants for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

By Elizabeth Felicetti and David J. Schlafer

Rather than a series of “one-offs,” sermons can spark a conversation that fosters communal spiritual continuity in the congregation. Here are seven strategies to do that.

By Shari Finnell

According to recent research, the average age of pastors is rising and the number of younger — and aspiring — clergy appears to be in decline.

By Kate Bowler

In her upcoming book, theologian and author Kate Bowler offers meditations and reflections for a range of days – good, bad and the many in the middle. To celebrate our 15th anniversary, here are 15 of our best features, interviews and essays from 2023.

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