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.learn more about Churches in the nation’s capital seek to balance welcome and security
July 7, 2020
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.learn more about Dave Odom: What does financial sustainability mean in the midst of inequity?
January 21, 2020
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.learn more about Nathan Kirkpatrick: Are churches counting what counts?
November 12, 2019
Planning for the future is not primarily about trimming costs or adding a bit of revenue. A strategic sustainability plan involves regularly revisiting foundational questions about your program’s purpose and impact.learn more about Dave Odom: How do I make my program sustainable?