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By Bob Runkle
We have been the Church Gathered, We are now the Church Dispersed.
What does your congregation do for others in Jesus’ name? Knowing your history is helpful in terms of planning your future.
By Lindsay Hardin Freeman
It used to be just a myth: Do something for someone else and you’ll have less time to think about your own problems.
By Peggy Dahlberg
Anyone can be spread too thin. Even a congregation. For many years, our outreach efforts at Christ Church Cranbrook (CCC) were very widespread.
By Bob Landry
A present day ‘man on the road to Jericho’ story that reminds us that Christianity is a living thing, that our faith stories of today mirror the ancient stories in the Gospels, and that each of us has the opportunity to follow Christ through our actions.
By Holly Zook
What happens when a church keeps saying “yes?” At St. Francis, their first “yes” 10 years ago has grown into a thriving ministry and relationship between their congregation and the many refugees who live in their neighborhood.
By Nancy Davidge
Sometimes the way to get people ‘back to church’ is by starting a different kind of church. Better yet, offering individuals or small groups the freedom to design their own form of worship. In “Laundry Love,” Nancy Davidge shares the story of a tiny worshipping community in Southern California where community engagement takes precedence over worship.
By Ruth Meteer
Ruth Meteer’s “College Ministry to Go” describes how the relationship between St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church and the University of Rhode Island has become stronger thanks to two students interested in addressing issues of hunger on campus.
One of the country’s first diaper banks began in a small Episcopal Church in McHenry, Illinois. “Diaper Bank” by Lu Stanton León shares the story of how given the increased need for diapers, St. Paul’s changed their strategy and invited others in the community to join them in this ministry.
By Shirley Bowen
En 2008, la feligresía de la Iglesia Episcopal de Biddeford decidió dejar de aferrarse al pasado. Y al hacerlo renació, al transformarse intencionalmente de una casa de culto en un Centro de Jubileo y descubriendo que como Semillas de Esperanza ahora están compartiendo la presencia y el eterno amor de Dios con muchísima más gente que lo que lo hubieran hecho como Christ Church.