in Vital Posts and filtered by Mission, Youth
By Maria Bautista Vargas
Maria Bautista Vargas is privileged to have been supported in the church and connected to transformative leadership opportunities, but recognizes that there are many other young adults without such opportunities. Which is a shame, because in her experience young adults are eager and hungry to serve!
By Jackie Overton
As a parent I can leave feeling renewed and refreshed and ready to face the week ahead.
By Br. Angel Gabriel
If you want to engage millennials, you must include them in the conversation.
By Jimmy Abbott
See, what all our churches need and what millennials are looking for is simple. It is Jesus.
By Annette Buchanan
Obviously, whatever we think we cannot live without is where we should spend our time and treasure. Experience shows that problems arise when these areas are not nurtured.
By Lisa G. Fischbeck
Truth be told, it’s possible to participate in the Sunday morning exchange of greetings and coffee hour fellowship, even the occasional potluck suppers, without ever going deep enough into a conversation with someone to know if they are struggling to give care to a family member or have declined into dementia themselves.
By Janet Lombardo
Communities often get tied up by their buildings, unwilling to see that new life can be had when we free ourselves from their constraints.
By Richelle Thompson
When I store the decorations for another year, I’m always faced with a dilemma: What should I do with the Christmas cards? It’s the one time of year that folks send a snail mail card, and even if most have a simple signature, they are still a tangible connection to a longtime friend, a faraway relative, neighbors, and fellow parishioners.
By Alan Bentrup
A clear vision of God’s mission is the heartbeat of a congregation’s movement as a community.
By Alan Bentrup
I want to talk about what an art installation reveals about listening.