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March 20, 2018

A tiny congregation with a big building is resurrected as a center for peace

Concerned about violence in their city, members of a declining church in Oakland shifted focus, redefined its ministry and invited nonprofit service agencies to work together as the Oakland Peace Center.

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March 20, 2018

Dave Odom: How do you decide when to pivot?

Shifting direction can be exhausting. The key to a wise pivot is keeping one foot firmly planted on the ground — remembering your mission and values — writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

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December 12, 2017

A downtown church forges a new path when it decides to tear down two decaying buildings

The 146-year-old Baptist congregation hopes a smaller footprint will allow the church to redefine its mission and identity while saving its historic sanctuary.

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