in Vestry Papers and filtered by Christian Formation, Change, Clergy Transition + 4 other(s)
By Luisa Bonillas
Change can be deeply painful, especially when it affects our emotional and spiritual wellbeing. In Conflict and Change, Luisa Bonillas describes the impact of difficult change in her church and what she learned from the experience.
By Isaac Everett
What do millennials need from the church? In Intentional Community, Isaac Everett explores a very real crisis that many young people have been thrust into – the lack of affordable housing, and offers hope and ideas for what the Church can do to create meaningful community for young people.
By Nelson Serrano
In A Young Person in a Young Church, Nelson Serrano narrates his experience of the Episcopal Church as a millennial in Colombia, telling us how a church that values the young becomes youthful and vibrant in its ideas and actions. This article is available in English and Spanish.
Are you thinking about ways to practice intergenerational discipleship in your community? In 7 Steps Toward Intergenerational Discipleship, Eduardo Solomón Rivera lists the ways all members of a parish can worship, learn and grow together, drawing on his personal experience to share the benefits of this model for community discipleship.
Cuando alguien en la iglesia habla de “formación”, muchos piensan en el salón de clase tradicional de la escuela dominical: las glorias de los brillantitos y el pegamento que tanto gustan a los niños pequeños y las bolsitas llenas de sorpresas del primer domingo en la Cuaresma.
By Melissa Rau
Parents who want their children to have an active life of faith must start thinking about their child’s discipleship journey early. In Beginning Before Baptism, Melissa Rau explains how new parents and churches can partner to create rites of passage and traditions for children in different stages of life to strengthen their faith development.
By Lisa Kimball
What does the experience of being baptized in the world look like for you? In Walking Wet, Lisa Kimball explains what baptism means in her everyday life and invites us to be disciples who are perpetually ‘wet’ in the waters of baptism.
By Julie Simonton
What is the relationship between discipleship and stewardship? In Dollars and Discipleship, Julie Simonton delves into the phrase: “Using the gifts God gives us to do the work God calls us to do” and explores how the transactional nature of money can become transformational when viewed through the lens of discipleship.
By Brenda Husson and Ryan Fleenor
How significant is spiritual growth for a parish community? In When ‘Fine’ Isn’t Enough, Brenda Husson and Ryan Fleenor share their experience of partnering with RenewalWorks to markedly deepen and transform the spiritual lives of their parishioners.
By Charis Bhagianathan
While discipleship can be a deeply personal journey for many of us, our faith communities often play a crucial role in that journey. In this issue, we bring you articles on the intersection of community and discipleship, sharing how the experience of becoming and being disciples together with others is both powerful and lasting.