Three ways to be a blessing to those called by God to serve you.
After several attempts to add the daily office to the Advocate’s liturgical offerings through the years, both in person and online, Covid has given us the inclination and the desire to make it happen. Zoom has made it possibl…
Overall, more needs to be done to recognize the everyday contributions of those congregants within our church community.
There are so many places in our church life where members of our congregations do not know or have not been told what happens behind the scenes.
By Miguel Escobar
Miguel Escobar offers ideas to help us become effective and thoughtful stewards of valuable time spent in service to the church.
By Lu Stanton León
Lu Stanton León shares wisdom from rummage sale veteran – Christ Church, Winnetka, including 5 tips on running a fruitful rummage sale for your church.
What is volunteering if not acting in gratitude to share what you have?
By Jesse Velásquez and Vidal Rivas
In “Yes, Together We Can,” Jesse Velásquez and Vidal Rivas encourage us to use all our resources (talent, time, and treasure) to reach spiritual and material growth, as seen in San Mateo Episcopal Church in Maryland where the…
By Kimberly Durnan
Some congregations are staying close to home when it comes to mission trips. In “Parish Partnerships” Kimberly Durnan shares the transformation that took place when a church invited unchurched college students to join with pa…
How can a congregational leader help direct volunteers to the positions that best fit their gifts and talents?
A real concern for many lay leaders is how to have a lively spirit-filled worship when there is no permanent clergy presence. And if there is clergy how do you provide input without the feeling of overstepping boundaries?
An often overlooked aspect of our ministries is the need for and importance of transportation.
Two easy and free tools to make scheduling a meeting and doing sign-ups online much easier and more flexible for everyone involved.