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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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
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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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What I’m Celebrating Now: Women in Ministry Special Worship Service

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A virtual service to celebrate the ordination of women
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What Does This Have to Do with Me?: God’s Call to Persist in Our Anti-Racism Work

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White Christians have many options to become anti-racist
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The Path to Resiliency

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Help for the long journey of ministry
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The Practice of Unfreezing

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Break the ice with embodied conversations about race.
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Congregation Spotlight: Learning to Listen

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A community that has deepened relationships through innovation.
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Food As The Front Door: Father Divine, The Peace Mission Movement & Radical Ministry For Our Time

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Black churches, farmers, and business owners work for food justice.
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Faithful Adaptation: Discipleship and Evangelism in a Virtual World

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A free webinar presentation and podcast

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