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By Juliette Acker
A sustainable endowment depends on wise spending. Do you need to take a fresh look at how you make spending decisions at your church? In the following infographic, we clarify five common misconceptions that may affect your endowment spending decisions.
By David W. Peters
The Rev. David Peters Shares Five Resources on Pandemic Church
By Greg Syler
Greg Syler asks “to what kind of future do we wish to return”. Do we as a church want to go back to the slow decline we were experiencing or take the time to fundamentally change the way we do business so that we fix our problems instead of patching them?
By Ken Mosesian
In our latest blog, Ken Mosesian advises us to get comfortable with being uncomfortable and to talk about both religion and politics. Both are powerful belief systems that underlie how people identify and should be shared. What do you think?
By Richelle Thompson
In breakout sessions and a Q&A period, the sentiment was universal: we want to read scripture. We need to read it. God is calling us to read, reflect, and respond.
By Ranjit Mathews
In our latest blog, Ranjit Mathews addresses the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol and its part in the White supremacy woven through United States’ history.
By Linda Buskirk
Linda Buskirk brings us our latest blog as part of the Good Book Club, which is reading the Gospel of Mark during Epiphany. She focuses on Mark 1:1 - “The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”
By Nicole Foster
You wouldn’t think that hazing could be part of the process of taking holy orders, but unfortunately, it is. Nicole Foster explains what the term “apostolic hazing” means and what we can do about it.
By Nicole Foster
Nicole Foster explores David’s situation as he is betrayed by Saul. She explains how God had a higher purpose for David that needed this step to take place, so that David could become a king in his own right.
By Betsy Ivey and Kirk Berlenbach
In our latest blog, Betsy Ivey and Kirk Berlenbach discuss the transition of older urban churches with diminishing congregations to a missional model based on outreach and service to the community.