filtered by Planned Giving, Conflict, Prayer
By Ken Quigley
Most people die without a written will. Which leaves their families at the mercy of the state, which will distribute assets after death. The state will pay the lawyers first, then any taxes or creditors and finally family. If you don’t have a will, make one.
By Jim Murphy
In this blog, Jim Murphy explores the concept of congregation as family. “When someone makes a planned gift of any kind to their parish, that person raises their congregation to the level of family in their estate plans.”
By Lisa G. Fischbeck
Lisa Fischbeck talks about the Nicene Creed and its place in the liturgy. She explores how it might be a more spiritual declaration of faith if the Creed were chanted or sung instead of recited.
By Alan Bentrup
Simple actions like nodding hello to strangers while walking around the neighborhood can create a temporary connection that brings a shared closeness. Alan Bentrup explains his version of prayer-walking evangelism in his latest blog.
By Nicole Foster
Judah was on the brink of disaster when the Lord spoke through Isaiah. When it seemed that all was near lost, God’s vindication showed all the skeptics different. If you are in covenant with the Lord and you’re feeling like Satan has won, just hang in there, God will vindicate you!
By Jackie Overton
As a parent I can leave feeling renewed and refreshed and ready to face the week ahead.
By Linda Buskirk
Cottage meetings are gatherings in homes where folks can explore faith and pray for guidance. Meeting in homes allows people to get to know each other in comfortable, relaxed settings while working on a question.
By Alissa Anderson
People often have strong opinions about what they believe millennials care (or not) about. In Millennial Mythbusters: Church Edition, Alissa Anderson dispels some common myths and shares truths about millennials and their life in church.
By Lisa G. Fischbeck
After ten years of being a nomadic church, renting space from Sunday by Sunday, we finally had land. We wanted to do something to celebrate, to claim the land, to ask God’s blessing on it, on us. So we “beat the bounds.”
By Greg Syler
Every Sunday at the altar, I not only see but I receive the last, greatest power in the world – hope.