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What would Jesus do with an extra $52 billion?

By Cathleen Falsani LOS ANGELES (RNS) – Many of today’s evangelical Christians seem to be taking to heart the words traditionally attributed to St. Francis of Assisi: “Preach the gospel at all times. When necessary, use words.” Or at least they were at the recent Q Conference here, a gathering of more than a few […]

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D.C. houses of worship compete for preservation funds

By Adelle M. Banks WASHINGTON (RNS) Four Washington houses of worship are in the running to receive preservation grants in a campaign launched Wednesday (April 24) by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. District of Columbia-area residents can vote online through May 10 at the Partners in Preservation website for their favorite […]

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Study: America faces a crisis of leadership

A new study conducted by The Barna Research Group in conjunction with Brad Lomenick, key visionary and president of Catalyst, one of America’s most influential leadership movements, has discovered that 82 percent of faith leaders today agree “the nation is facing a crisis of leadership because there are not enough good leaders now.” The results […]

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Majority of pastors doubt global warming, but recycle at church

By Russ Rankin NASHVILLE, Tenn. — While many churches are acting “green,” the majority of pastors disagree global warming is real and man-made. The percentage of skeptics has dropped since 2010, but the percentage is still higher than in 2008, according to a survey by LifeWay Research. The October 2012 survey of Protestant pastors’ views […]

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How to form a building team

Building committees don’t work — building teams do!

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Barna poll: Tithing stable in 2012; evangelicals content with their personal financial status

During tax season many Americans review their 2012 finances, including a look at how much and to whom they donated money last year. In a new poll from the Barna Group, more than half of Americans said they have donated money or items (or both) to a cause they cared about during the last year. […]

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Immigration reform gets personal for evangelicals

By Adelle M. Banks (RNS) For Southern Baptist Pastor David Uth, immigration reform became a priority after a family in his Orlando, Fla., megachurch faced deportation. Bishop Ricardo McClin says it was time to speak up when members of a Church of God congregation he oversaw stopped worshipping in Jacksonville, Fla., because they feared detention. […]

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First Baptist Dallas Completes Largest Protestant Church Building Project in Modern History

DALLAS /PRNewswire/ — Three years after imploding more than 1 million square feet of building space downtown, First Baptist Church of Dallas — led by nationally known pastor Dr. Robert Jeffress — has completed the largest Protestant church building campaign in modern history, opening its new state-of-the-art, $130-million campus on Easter Sunday, March 31. The […]

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New Online Degree Program Opportunities from Reformed Theological Seminary

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 10, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — Until recently, Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) offered one online degree: the Master of Arts (Religion). Now RTS will offer three, fully online-degrees: the Master of Arts (Biblical Studies), the Master of Arts (Theological Studies), and the Master of Arts (Religion). In addition, RTS will now offer a […]

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Hire people you like

The job will get done better and more consistently if those on the staff like each other.

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