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Singing Together, While Apart

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The Spirituality of Being Wrong

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How being wrong can be a practice of faith and connection
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Ministry Tool: A Free Online VBS

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Inspire children to experience God outside with this simple, free VBS
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It’s Not “Just a Dog”: The Ministry of Animal Companions

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Animal companions provide a ministry of presence
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How Active Bystander Training Changes Our Witness

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Congregations can show up in their communities with this training
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Pentecostal Protest

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Amid barriers, imagine a nation unified by the Spirit
Putting Feet to our Faith

Putting Feet to our Faith

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Practical steps to steward the work of racial justice
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Praying Justice in an Unjust World

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Adapt your prayer practices for the needs of our current world.
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What I’m Reading Now: Resources for Racial Justice and Commemoration of the Emanuel 9

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A resource to remember and advocate for racial justice.
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Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

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The Holy Spirit calls us to listen, understand, and go out.
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Who I Am Listening to Now: 5 Sermons from Black Preachers this Week

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Listen and learn from these black preachers.
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Five Easy Ways to Virtually Manage Your Church’s Finances

By Tim Vaughn The COVID-19 pandemic creates many layers of uncertainty in
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Journaling for Pastors: Our own pain and limits amidst chaos

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We can face our own pain and the pain of the world.
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What I’m Praying Now: Litanies and Confessions, Prayers for Justice

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A resource for confession and prayer around racial justice.
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4 Ways to Deliver a Message When You Cannot Preach

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Engage your community with creative alternatives to a traditional sermon.
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As With One, So With All: Reflections on Re-opening when the Pastor is Vulnerable

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The Body of Christ from 1 Corinthians 12 can ground our theology of worship during the pandemic.
Traditional and Emerging Paradigms (Part Two)

Traditional and Emerging Paradigms (Part Two)

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There is a way for leaders to work with the two paradigms of giving.
What I'm Reading: Online Metrics

What I’m Reading: Online Metrics

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Find help for tracking the numbers of online worshippers.
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Good Grieving in the Coronavirus Era

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Create safe and meaningful memorial and burial services.
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Your church website was once a billboard. It is now your sanctuary.

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The purpose of the church website has shifted.
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What I’m Reading Now: Embracing Contradictions

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We recommend a book for uncertain times.

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What I'm Reading: Returning to In-Person Gatherings

What I’m Reading: Returning to In-Person Gatherings

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As local communities begin to gradually open up, congregations must weigh many
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Traditional and Emerging Paradigms (Part One)

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Attend to the differences in those who give to better connect with your congregation.
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Journaling for Pastors: reflect on your past

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Enter into the spiritual practice of journaling.
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What I’m Reading: How Livestreaming Can Help Us Better Understand Church

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What is the future of live-streaming church?
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Funding Forward

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Learn more about what's next for church funding and how to get involved.
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Sabbath Lessons in Quarantined Time

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During this intentional time of stopping, the biblical Sabbath has much to teach us.
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What I’m Reading: Congregational Music in the Age of Coronavirus

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Find out the most recent recommendations for singing in worship during the pandemic.
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Simultaneously Working and Parenting

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Pastoring while parenting has valuable insights for everyone trying to work and parent right now.
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What I’m Reading: The Distanced Church

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Download a comprehensive resource for holding church online.
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Finding Our New Normal

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Find the keys to the different kind of leadership that is needed now.
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What I’m Reading: Leading Beyond the Blizzard

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A timely resource to help us in how we frame this present moment.
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Unexpected Offering: Stories in Times of Trial

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Be inspired by how communities are connecting in new ways.
All Churches Are In An Interim: 3 Values for Liminal Times

All Churches Are In An Interim: 3 Values for Liminal Times

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Interim ministry has insightful lessons for how to lead during a pandemic.
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Doctrine of Discovery: A Lens for Scarcity and Abundance

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Grappling with scarcity and abundance, churches in the US must also consider the origin of their theologies.
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Pandemic Pastoring 101

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You are getting through this pandemic, and you are more equipped for it than you think.

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