CULTIVATE COMMUNITY

Christian communities need to be centers of deep listening, where God's presence is named and life-giving relationships are formed across all dimensions of diversity, both within and beyond the church.

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Virtually Run the Race Together

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A virtual marathon can bring a church together while apart
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Innovative Leader Profile: Heather Evans

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A pastor reaching beyond the walls of the church
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Capitalizing on Your Partnerships

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What space could you open to other organizations
What We're Hearing from the Church

What We’re Hearing from the Church

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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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I Am: Why My Congregation Celebrated National Coming Out Day

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Speaking truth changed the life of this pastor
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Addressing Isolation in Ministry (Learning from the Lab)

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How leaders are adapting to reach out
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Storytelling Around Tables as an Antiracist Act

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Sharing a meal as ministry
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The Welcome of the White Church

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A call to action for racial justice
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Does a Practically Perfect Pandemic Partnership Exist?

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A guide to working together in ministry
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The Church’s Call During a Global Pandemic in an Election Year

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Insight to lead through the divisive mix of politics and religion
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I’ve Been Honored (Learning from the Lab)

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Churches have found creative ways to honor pastors
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What Could Your Congregation Learn from Ministry on a Multi-Faith College Campus?

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Make commitments and watch cross-cultural understanding grow
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What I’m Reading Now: Blessed Are the Nones

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A resource for interfaith marriages
Anti Racist Trust Team

How to Build an Anti-Racist Trust Team

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A tool for finding support and accountability in anti-racism work.
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Looking Out for the Littles: 4 Ways Churches Can Care For the Preschool-and-Under Set During the Pandemic

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Simple ways to build faith and support parents with young children
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Finding Abundance in the Badlands: Collaboration in Worship and Community

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How can churches overcome technology limits
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Who We Are Matters to Our Ministry

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Identity matters for the pastor and each person in church
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Can a Church Leader Be a Good Friend?

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Challenges to forming friendships with the demands of ministry
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Deepen Humility and Compassion with the IDI

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Develop practices that are cross-culturally responsive
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Ten Ways to Be a Lifesaving Church During this Pandemic

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Churches can help those experiencing mental health struggles

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