(RNS) American Guild of Organists National President Eileen Guenther reveals behind-the-scenes church struggles in her new book, “Rivals or a Team?: Clergy-Musician Relationships in the Twenty-First Century.” By Adelle M. Banks.
Articles tagged “Clergy & Congregations”
TOLEDO, Ohio (RNS) Muslim worshippers are reeling from an arson fire at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, but are grateful for an outpouring of support from the local interfaith community. By David Yonke.
JOPLIN, Mo. (RNS) A little more than a month after the Islamic Society of Joplin mosque was destroyed by the second fire of 2012, the local Muslim community is moving forward with support from the interfaith community. Progress, however, is going to be slow. By Kellie Kotraba.
NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Three days before the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina that flooded their synagogue and two days before Hurricane Isaac hit landfall in Louisiana, the wandering Jews of Congregation Beth Israel are finally home. By Bruce Nolan.
(RNS) Mars Hill Bible Church has appointed a new teaching pastor, months after founding pastor and well-known author Rob Bell departed for California. Church leaders announced Kent Dobson had accepted the lead position. By Heidi Fenton.
(RNS) Multisite churches — congregations meeting at more than one physical location — have grown to more than 5,000 in the last decade, outpacing the advance of megachurches, new research shows. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) A new study suggests that megachurch services produce a spiritual and biological “high” that keeps congregants coming back for more. By Chris Lisee.
MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio (RNS) The Amish are one of the fastest-growing religious groups in North America, according to a new census by researchers at Ohio State University. By Brandon Blackwell.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Every year, the Southern Baptist Convention and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spend tens of millions of dollars to spread their takes on Christianity. They rely heavily on thousands of faithful volunteers willing to spread out across the country to share their faith. By Bob Smietana.