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What We’re Hearing from the Church

What do leaders need to know, or know how to do, to be faithful and effective in a rapidly changing world?
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The world is changing. 

Stay up to date on the latest research, resources, and reflections exploring how to cultivate Christian faith in the 21st century. 

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Three Commitments for the Digital Age Church

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Churches can meet the need for online and in-person ministry.
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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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Pentecostal Protest

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Amid barriers, imagine a nation unified by the Spirit
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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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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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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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Journaling for Pastors: reflect on your past

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Enter into the spiritual practice of journaling.
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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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Simultaneously Working and Parenting

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Pastoring while parenting has valuable insights for everyone trying to work and parent right now.
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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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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