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By David Romanik
How do we respond when those who look and speak differently knock on our door? When two Swahili-speaking refugee families from Congo arrived at Church of the Heavenly Rest in Abilene, Texas, in 2013, the community’s first response was to help with their physical needs. In Breaking Down Walls, David Romanik shares the process of discernment and the practical steps that followed as they shifted their focus to bringing God’s purpose for the community to life.
By Demi Prentiss
How are we telling stories through our actions, our ministries, our assets and our congregation? In How Do We Tell Our Story?, Demi Prentiss invites us to ponder some questions about communicating as God’s people.
By Connie Rux
As church, how we raise, spend and steward our money can tell a powerful story about our values. In Growing God’s Work, Connie Rux tells the story of All Saints Episcopal Church in Tarpon Springs, Florida, and how they have adapted through their history to be stewards of God’s many gifts to their community.
By Kenn Katona
In Episcopal circles, the word ‘Evangelism’ has long been the source of many jokes. In Evangelism – It’s Now or Never, Kenn Katona implores us to get serious about speaking our story and shares some unconventional ideas for inviting people to our communities and churches.
By Kenn Katona
Durante todo el tiempo en que he sido un episcopal, he oído a la gente hacer chistes sobre nuestra aversión al evangelismo.
By Pickett Wall
In times of fear and uncertainty, the church is our unchanging foundation. In What Happens When Soccer Practice Comes Back? Pickett Wall ponders how we will continue to be community and share our stories when this season of crisis ends.
By Charis Bhagianathan
The desire to communicate, to reach out, to share our story and hear those of others has never been greater. What is your story and how are you telling it? What does telling our story mean for us as church, even now, when church looks so different? In this issue, we highlight examples of telling our story as church – a church that is evolving, expressing and inspiring every day.
By Megan Castellan
Se ha dicho mucho acerca de la división generacional en otros contextos. Las generaciones afectan la forma en que abordamos la mayordomía, el compromiso teológico, la afiliación e incluso la música.
By Ellis Montes
Las personas millennials no somos una cultura monolítica. No somos solo lo que sucede en Los Ángeles o Nueva York. Somos de todas partes del mundo y aceptamos a quienes vienen de lugares lejanos, ofreciendo lo poco que tenemos a quienes no tienen nada.
By Ellis Montes
Ever wondered what kind of music resonates with millennials? There isn’t one right answer. In What Do We Want? Ellis Montes reflects on the diverse tastes of this generation with a particular focus on worship and music, and shares why we need authentic conversation around this topic.