filtered by Youth , Small Churches, Prayer & Reflection
By Yesenia (Jessie) Alejandro
What does stewardship look like in a pandemic? In Prayer and Action in a Pandemic, Jessie Alejandro shares how she and a group of faithful disciples mobilized an entire community to serve those in need, both in their immediate communities and beyond.
By Jemonde Taylor
Racial reconciliation can begin only when we truthfully encounter and examine our history. In Christ Beyond the Pale, Jemonde Taylor reflects on the theological roots of racism and discrimination and examines what it means to be formed by grace.
By Kelly Brown Douglas
The alienation of America from its soul is at the root of normalizing dehumanizing and violence against black lives. In Do We Want to Be White, Or Do We Want to be Church? Dean Kelly Brown Douglas asks communities of faith to lead this country back to its soul by setting an example through repentant truth-telling and restorative letting-go.
By Mario Conliffe and Janet Merkel
Discuss ways to tame and cope with anxiety, fears, and concerns that may arise as we re-open our churches and regather for worship
By Linda Buskirk
In Pray for Wings, Linda Buskirk encourages us to pray the biggest prayers we can. If we’re caught in a rut, if things aren’t doing as well as we’d like, we should pray, not for crutches, but for wings.
By Callie Swanlund
The Rev. Callie Swanlund will lead us in an interactive webinar, drawing on her work as a faith leader and a Certified Daring Way Facilitator in the work of Dr. Brené Brown.
By Linda Buskirk
Yes, this is a time to refrain from embracing. But what else does this scary time of COVID-19 offer to those in church leadership?
By Lisa G. Fischbeck
Lisa G. Fischbeck explores an overlay between authentic acting and church in our latest blog. Being open to the spontaneous and being able to move in and out of a variety of roles are vital practices for good actors as they are for faithful living.
By Alan Bentrup
But God asks us to go deeper. God asks us to be different. God asks us to see and engage with the “other,” the “enemy,” and the “opponent,” as a child of God.
By Nicole Foster
What does it mean to be the gatekeepers of God’s house? In The Sons of Korah, Nicole Foster examines striking parallels between vestry service and the fearless protectors of God’s temple in 1 Chronicles.