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By Pickett Wall
In times of fear and uncertainty, the church is our unchanging foundation. In What Happens When Soccer Practice Comes Back? Pickett Wall ponders how we will continue to be community and share our stories when this season of crisis ends.
By Charis Bhagianathan
The desire to communicate, to reach out, to share our story and hear those of others has never been greater. What is your story and how are you telling it? What does telling our story mean for us as church, even now, when church looks so different? In this issue, we highlight examples of telling our story as church – a church that is evolving, expressing and inspiring every day.
By Richelle Thompson
In our latest blog, Richelle Thompson tells the story of the Good Book Club. In 2018, Forward Movement organized the initiative and brought in partner organizations from across the Episcopal Church. For the first year, they read the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. Last year they read Paul’s letter to the Romans and their mailing list doubled. This year, the Good Book Club focuses on the Gospel of John and another 3,000 people have joined the weekly email list.
By Meredith Rogers
How can a vestry be transformational in its relationships, particularly with young people in the church? In An Open Letter to Vestry Members From a Youth Minister, Meredith Rogers appeals to church leaders to show up for their youth and children.
By Richelle Thompson
A church coloring book? Sure, why not? It’s a creative and accessible way to teach both children and adults about the church and its traditions. Using drawings done by artists in the congregation also honors their talents.
By Melissa Rau
Melissa Rau writes our latest blog from the viewpoint of young parents who are interested in getting involved, but are ultimately turned off by their church. They are welcomed, but not welcome to change anything.
By Cathy Hornberger
This month we offer five resources on evangelism.
By Alan Bentrup
Simple actions like nodding hello to strangers while walking around the neighborhood can create a temporary connection that brings a shared closeness. Alan Bentrup explains his version of prayer-walking evangelism in his latest blog.
By Lindsey Harts
Lindsey Harts grew up doing “code red drills” where she hid from a pretend shooter. She feels that this common experience among millennials helped lead to the generation’s demand for radical authenticity. As she says, “in a world where shootings are live-streamed on the internet…you tend to have a very low tolerance for nonsense.”
By John Lynch
John Lynch was always expected to be a leader as a millennial. He thinks it’s because he continued to show up in church. Here he shares his impressions of leadership and a lesson that he learned from members of the oldest generation—Trust in God and pray.