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What I’m Praying Now: Litanies and Confessions, Prayers for Justice

A resource for confession and prayer around racial justice.
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All Churches Are In An Interim: 3 Values for Liminal Times

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

Interim ministry has insightful lessons for how to lead during a pandemic.
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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.
Faithful Adaptation: Leadership in Uncertain Times

Faithful Adaptation: Leadership in Uncertain Times

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It is possible to lead well through disorienting times.
5 Practices for Coaxing Order out of Chaos

5 Practices for Coaxing Order out of Chaos

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Take purposeful action to harness the opportunity found in chaos.
Innovating Through Crisis

Innovating Through Crisis

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In this time of crisis, we have the opportunity to keep innovating faithfully.
Preaching the Invitation to Transformation: three steps to invite listeners into God’s work

Preaching the Invitation to Transformation: three steps to invite listeners into God’s work

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Paint a picture for your listeners of God's transforming work.
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How to Keep Listeners Engaged from Start to Finish

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Learn how to develop the skills needed for the demands of preaching.
Faithful Adaptation: Digital Community and Outreach

Faithful Adaptation: Digital Community and Outreach

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Stories and insights from a seasoned digital pastor to help you adapt to moving community online.
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Mapping What’s Ahead: The Emotional Journey of a Crisis

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Luther Seminary VP of Innovation Dwight Zscheile examines the challenging emotional path that individuals, congregations, and communities can expect to take during the coronavirus pandemic. 
What I'm Reading: We. Need. To. Stop.

What I’m Reading: We. Need. To. Stop.

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Angela Denker's reminder to stop, pray, listen, and breathe is as timely as ever.
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How to Get Up to Speed with Online Giving Quickly

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Get the process of online giving in motion today.

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Learn Lisa Cressman's five-day practice for "praying" an effective sermon into being.
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Faithful Adaptation: Spiritual Care

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Learn what spiritual care can look like in these challenging times.
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How to Preach Relevant Sermons (hint: relevance is not what you think)

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Learn how to preach to your listeners in an authentic and meaningful way.
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Faithful Adaptation: Holy Week

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View this webinar to get insights and ideas for worship during Holy Week in these extraordinary times.
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What I’m Reading: Journeying in the Wilderness with Dr. Terri Elton

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A podcast interview between Terri Elton and Michael Chan about responding to the current COVID-19 crisis.
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Stewardship in the Time of Coronavirus

For many, the sense of financial vulnerability is very real right now. Read some suggestions for continuing to fund your congregation's mission during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Faithful Adaptation: Connecting Your People

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Twice a week, for the next several weeks, Faith+Lead will host webinars where you can connect with ministry peers to discuss your needs, your challenges, your learnings--and most importantly, where God is showing up in the midst of this very real disruption.
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Taking care of yourself as a pastor in a time of crisis

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It's tempting to manage the anxiety of others in a time of crisis, but we can lead best by managing our own anxiety.
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Online Church During a Pandemic

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This worship leader has led church online for years and has guidance for being the church during this crisis.
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The Good Old Days and Other Works of Fiction

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Stories explain who we are and how we got to be this way, but some stories limit organizations.
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For Such a Time as This

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In the midst of chaotic times, using innovation thinking can help us discover new ways to lead.
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Authentic preaching: three ways to ensure your sermons aren’t faking Good News

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Revive these spiritual practices to connect with God and bring authentic joy to your preaching.
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Why Marketing Should Not Be A Dirty Word For Christian Writers

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It can be a struggle for Christians to promote their own writing. Learn why our views on this matter.
Tending the Soul of the Institution

Tending the Soul of the Institution

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A dualistic way of thinking about leadership is limiting. Learn to tend to the soul of an institution as a transformative way forward.
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Ash Wednesday and National Repentance

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"Red State Christians" author Angela Denker considers Ash Wednesday through the lens of national uncertainty, Ezra, Nehemiah...and the 400-meter dash.
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Three Tips to Ensure Your Sermon Offers a Clear Message of Good News

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Many preachers struggle to craft a clear message that also focuses enough on God. Use these strategies to start doing both.

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