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By Linda Buskirk
In our latest blog, Linda Buskirk explores a fascinating idea, that every congregation should have a “story steward” to collect memories about their experiences with the church.
By Betsy Ivey and Kirk Berlenbach
In Part Two of their blog, Betsy Ivey and Kirk Berlenbach discuss transformational vestries and governance that focuses on missional ministry. They say that the charge of the transformative vestry is to go deeper into the un-chartered waters of ministry. Do you agree?
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 Alan Bentrup
Alan Bentrup compares a composer trapped in a prisoner of war camp with the Church affected by COVID-19. Although the composer is subject to deleterious conditions, he composes in the camp because of who he is intrinsically. The Church must do Church, although differently than before.
By Ken Howard
In our latest blog, Ken Howard posits that we have become pilgrims in search of community. We have all left the building, but we have all left together.
By Cathy Hornberger
This month we offer five resources on outreach during this time of COVID-19.
By Ken Mosesian
In our latest blog, Ken Mosesian brings up questions to consider when thinking about how we should “re-start” the Church.
By Annette Buchanan
You might say that “Those dratted televangelists make a mockery of religion!” Maybe, but they have to have done something right to be around for so long. In our latest blog, Annette Buchanan looks at what we might borrow from them to help our own ministries.
By Greg Syler
In our latest blog, Greg Syler applies the Invite Welcome Connect method to the new paradigm of virtual church. As he says, no one wanted to learn how to do church in quite this way but many have done online services very well considering. Here are some thoughtful questions and suggestions to help improve your work.
By Ken Mosesian
Ken Mosesian takes stock of our new reality and encourages us as lay and clergy leaders to continue moving forward towards the light, creating virtual resources that will sustain our congregations until we can be physically together again.