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Martha Moore-Keish

Live in Hope | Leadership

Tags: baptism, death, Jesus Christ, Luke, resurrection, Romans, Victor Hugo

“Proclaim Christ’s death and resurrection.” That might sound like an utterly impractical, abstract idea for reinvigorating the church. But it’s the best advice I have for a church looking for renewal.

Many Christian leaders these days are anxious about the future of the church, afraid of declining numbers and shrinking budgets.


This is an excerpt from an essay in Renew 52: 50+ Ideas to Revitalize Your Congregation from Leaders under 50. Download the e-book for free.

About Martha Moore-Keish

Martha Moore-Keish is an associate professor of theology at Columbia Theological Seminary, where she teaches and pursues research interests in liturgical, Reformed, ecumenical, and interfaith issues. She and her husband Chris are both ordained ministers in the Presbyterian Church (USA). They have two daughters, three cats, and a flock of urban chickens.