filtered by Small Churches, Pastoral Care
By Audra Abt
What does it look like to prioritize relationships and community in a pandemic? In Pandemic Learnings, Audra Abt shares the experience of her congregation and its multi-racial, multi-ethnic community, their struggle and response to a stark digital divide and their focus on relationship-driven mission during COVID-19.
By Ken Howard
Systemic Racism is when a social system is structured (intentionally or unintentionally) in such a way as to systematically disadvantage a particular race or ethnic group to the advantage of another.
By Haley Bankey
In a time of continuing loss and deep hurt, have we forgotten how to lament? In Lamentations and Learnings, Haley Bankey compiles wisdom from leaders across the church on navigating this time by lamenting in prayer and cracking ourselves open to new possibilities.
By Angelo Wildgoose
Human interaction is such a significant part of our life together, particularly as the Body of Christ. In Pastoring in a Pandemic, Angelo Wildgoose shares a heartbreaking story of an old couple in his parish, the pain at not being able to offer support and comfort in community, and why grief ministry is so important.
By Charis Bhagianathan
Our stories this month are about communities and individuals being and experiencing blessings, sharing their grief and continuing to look to hope during this time.
By Rebecca Roberts
How can we connect with God during these stressful times? In Seven Ways to Nourish Your Spirit and Soul, Rebecca Roberts lists practical and simple habits we can cultivate to find the strength to persevere even in the most difficult times.
By Lynn Ronaldi, Laura Masterson and Rebecca Roesch
This webinar will cover the challenges we will face in the 2020 holiday season and possible interventions through science, faith and Benedictine Spirituality.
By Paul Klitzke
Paul Klitzke shares a vlog tour of ECF Vital Practices
By Michael Carney
In our latest blog, Michael Carney writes about ways that the Art Empowers youth program at St. Elizabeth’s on the Ute reservation in Utah successfully modified its programming to accommodate pandemic precautions.
By Nicole Foster
In our latest blog, Nicole Foster gives us seven steps to take to strengthen our spiritual life during this time of pandemic. Which will you try?