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What is your congregation’s DNA?

By investigating a church’s founding mission — its DNA — today’s leaders can reconnect with the congregation’s history to help it grow and thrive, writes a consultant.

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Pandemic restrictions can push our church practices to become more local

As churches were forced online, researchers found that congregations actually began to dial into the local needs of their communities.

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David E. Kresta: How churches can pursue community healing through economic development

In his resource manual for churches, an expert in urban studies offers practical advice on how religious communities can create a business strategy that helps bring justice to struggling neighborhoods.

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How to plan for the post-pandemic future of church buildings

The number of congregations closing could rise sharply after the pandemic. The time to explore using church real estate wisely is now.

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