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By Jennifer Miramontes
Faith-based credit unions exist to serve disadvantaged individuals in a community; their members believe that investing within their communities is important. In Credit Unions and Economic Justice, Jennifer Miramontes shares the work of the Episcopal Community Federal Credit Union and its role in creating economic justice.
By Chantal McKinney
As Church, what opportunities can we find in this pandemic? In What Could Being Church Look Like, Post Covid-19, Chantal McKinney tells us that this is the exact time to lean into the very shift our churches are experiencing and to become more intentional about shining a light outside our church buildings. This article is available in English and Spanish.
By Chantal McKinney
Empezamos nuestra comunidad de fe afuera, generando relaciones con gente en sus porches, en los jardines enfrente de sus casas y en sus barrios y tiendas.
By Francisco Garcia
In The Art of Organizing, Francisco Garcia explains the importance of community organizing in the Jesus Movement, some roadblocks we may encounter along the way, and what we can do to begin organizing a movement that reaches beyond the confines of our institutional structures.
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
Soy un joven-adulto colombiano de 31 años y diácono en transición, llamado a vivir y servir en la diversidad.
By Nicole Foster, Colin Chapman, Hershey Mallette Stephens
Why is it important to place millennials in positions of leadership and decision-making in our church? In Millennials in Leadership, Nicole Foster, Colin Chapman and Hershey Mallette Stephens share the challenges of their generation and why we need more voices like theirs to strengthen and invigorate our church and future.
By John Maher
How does discipleship intersect with mission? In Transitioning to a Network of Missional Communities, John Maher shares his personal journey as a vicar, and his work with three missional communities to deepen the discipleship and mission focus of their members.
By Jay Sidebotham
Building up leaders who can get people moving and create a culture of discipleship in their communities requires intentional work. In Leading for Discipleship, Jay Sidebotham explains how important it is for leaders to be committed to discipleship to be able to propel their congregations forward on this important journey.
By Melissa Rau
Many vestries and leadership teams have their mission, core values and strategic planning process in place. But what’s next? In Setting Goals – Moving your Mission Forward, Melissa Rau lists seven concrete steps to turn your mission into action and achieve all your team goals.