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Promising Innovation: Discovering a Christian Way of Life

Church leaders are called to help people engage spiritual practices
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What Virtual Worship Is Feeding Your Spirit? (Learning from the Lab)

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Nourish your soul with these recommendations
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Fitness for Ministry Reconsidered

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An investment in our health can also be one for community
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How Can We Tell Stories of Faith in a Secular Age? Join Our Learning Community!

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God is active in our people's lives. Let's help them notice it.
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Spiritual Direction vs. Therapy: What Is the Difference?

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Therapy, spiritual direction, and confession are gifts
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The Spirit Speaks in Verse: Poetry as a Blessing to Ministry

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The experience of poetry can transform ministry
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Responding to God’s Work: Congregational Discipleship

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Congregations can respond to the way God grows disciples
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Tending to Communal Trauma Through Spiritual Practices

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A key to leadership health is tending to trauma
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What I’m Reading Now: When the Heart Waits

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A book for those full of questions
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Seeking God in the Face of Disaster

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When faced with disaster, resist giving in to fear.
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What I’m Listening To: “Another Name for Everything”

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A reader recommends a podcast that is bringing healing.
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Sources for Ecotheology

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Creation care takes on new meaning now.
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COVID-19 Stages of Grief

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Every type of loss requires grieving.
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5 Practices to Encourage Congregations in Faithful Innovation

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Ancient spiritual practices meet cutting-edge innovation.
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Leading With Vulnerability

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Empower others to be authentic
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Accompanying Young Adults in Liminal Spaces

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Churches can be there for young adults going through change in challenging times.
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Singing Together, While Apart

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There are many options to continue singing safely.
Couplehood in the Time of Pandemic

Couplehood in the Time of Pandemic

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There are options to faithfully navigate relationships.
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Preaching about Racism in America: What Comes Next?

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We can persist in preaching for transformation.
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Simultaneously Online and Offline: Church as Hybrid Experience

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Church leaders can bring online and offline community together.

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