Loren Mead, one of the founders of the Academy of Parish Clergy, sends along two web sites that would be of special interest to clergy:
- www.congregationalresources.org. This site is self-described as: "An effort of the Alban Institute in consultation with the Indianapolis Center for Congregations and other specialists, the Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) exists to help congregational leaders connect with resources that will enable them to face challenges and foster vitality in their communities of faith."
- www.resourcingchristianity.org. The site is described as: " This web site seeks to assist leaders and participants in Christian communities, scholars and other interested publics in better understanding the impact, trends and trajectories of Christianity in American society. By providing both information and reflection on selected projects funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc., it offers a unique vantage point for discerning the character and contributions of this tradition within American religion and culture."
Enjoy these two sites, which are full of interesting and useful information for churches.