Pastoral Leadership That Matters

Leadership matters. More specifically, pastoral leadership matters. In every setting of congregational life, talk of leadership abounds. In the United Church of Christ, the vision plan of the national setting includes the goal of having “a wealth of prepared, excellent leaders that reflect the diversity of God’s beloved community.” But what kind of leadership matters? Too…

Dechurched: The Rise of the “Dones”

The Rise of the Dones Ashleigh Hope, CARD’s Research Intern for the past year, has been involved in a very interesting and important research project on “dechurched” individuals–people who have left the church and don’t plan on returning. A couple of weeks ago, the project garnered a great deal of attention when Holy Soup wrote a…