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  • Why bringing in young families is not a magic bullet for your congregation

    By Laura Stephens-Reed I have heard it many times in congregations experiencing stagnation or decline: If we could just bring in more young families… This is an understandable thought. For churches with nurseries that once burst at the seams or […]

  • For Jeff Lee, being present sometimes means staying away

    By Grayson Hester North Macedonia (commonly referred to as simply “Macedonia”) doesn’t loom large on the radars of many Americans. In the shadow of much larger and more influential European countries, this small nation near Albania tends to […]

  • Becoming a hybrid congregation

    By Laura Stephens-Reed Two years ago the world locked down, seemingly overnight, due to the rapid spread of COVID-19. Many congregations went from having a website and a minimal social media presence, which sometimes included recordings or […]

  • Greg Mamula, Table Life

    I can remember the headline like it was yesterday, “President Bush Vomits on the Japanese Prime Minister.” But, I mean, that’s not the kind of the thing you see in the newspaper every day.  But it’s not the first and certainly will not be […]

  • Peer groups for pastors can create a healthy ecosystem of support

    By Ruth Perkins Lee This article was first published in Faith & Leadership on March 8, 2022 ( In 2019, my husband and I visited Muir Woods National […]