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By Audra Abt
In our latest blog, Audra Abt encourages us to cultivate real relationships with people marked by the brutalities of systemic injustice.
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 ECFVP Editorial Team
Below you will find resources we’ve gathered from across the Church, designed to inform and support us through the current COVID-19 pandemic.
By Annette Buchanan
In our latest blog, Annette Buchanan explores John 6:28-29 AMP for the Good Book Club. She notes that Church workers and leaders are often very busy with the logistics of Church and that in many cases, we equate busyness in Church with the work of God. According to John, the work of God is to believe.
By Lisa G. Fischbeck
In our latest blog, John: The Gospel of Glory and…, Lisa Fischbeck explores her initial love of John that becomes tempered by the realization of anti-Jewish bias in his gospel.
By Linda Buskirk
Linda Buskirk addresses a common issue in church architecture – that often it’s not built to be welcome to people of all abilities. In our latest blog, she recommends steps to remedy such situations.
By Greg Syler
Church leaders should come up with a better way to resource the Midnight Mass.
By Lisa G. Fischbeck
Rather than cast away the works of darkness, we can be more particular, and instead cast away the works of those policies, those tendencies, proclivities, doubts, practices, traditions, by which we deny ourselves and others fullness of life.
ECF has gathered ten resources for Advent.
By Melissa Rau
In our latest blog, Melissa Rau educates us about the best ways to accommodate our friends with gluten allergies. It’s not just the offering of gluten-free wafers, it’s the avoidance of cross-contamination that helps people not get sick.