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Churches in the nation’s capital seek to balance welcome and security

After a fire, protests and the tear-gassing of peaceful demonstrators, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., boarded up its stained-glass windows and reluctantly agreed to the installation of a chain-link fence. But the congregation is finding ways for their building to remain a place of welcome and refuge, as are others in the city.

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July 7, 2020

What does financial sustainability mean in the midst of inequity?

How we measure the investment in organizations can shortchange commitments that different racial, ethnic and cultural communities make to their ministries, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

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January 14, 2020

Are churches counting what counts?

Beyond average Sunday attendance, there are other ways to measure the role of churches in the community. Things like footprint, partners, impact and calling also tell a story.

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November 12, 2019

How do I make my program sustainable?

A strategic sustainability plan involves regularly revisiting foundational questions about your program’s purpose and impact.

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