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Noticing. Naming. New Noticing.

Noticing. Naming. New Noticing.

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Talking together about where we see God’s presence makes us more likely to see God showing up the next time ...
Christmas village

Christmas Was Not Always Like This (Part One: The Beginnings of Christmas)

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The story of how Christmas has been celebrated in Christian history contains surprises for most of us. Read the first of our three-part series on the history of Christmas ...
storytelling

People Want to Tell Their Stories

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James Hazelwood, author of "Everyday Spirituality," reflects on the amazing response he received when he asked people to share their stories of spirituality ...
A Cosmic Adventure through Science & Faith

A Cosmic Adventure through Science & Faith

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Free downloadable video curriculum on science & faith for youth ministry leaders ...
How to Create a Neighborhood Prayer Station

How to Create a Neighborhood Prayer Station

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Try creating a neighborhood prayer station as a simple and effective way of connecting with your community ...
Raising Stewards

Raising Stewards

Include stewardship as part of the "must-learns" for young people in your congregation ...
Cultivating & Letting Go This Lent

Cultivating & Letting Go This Lent

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There are many ways to minster. This week, we hear from the ...
Sharing Bicycles, Sharing Waste

Sharing Bicycles, Sharing Waste

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The negative impact of experimental projects, especially in business, is typically measured ...
You Can't Beat God's Giving

You Can’t Beat God’s Giving

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Inspired by the song "You Can't Beat God's Giving," and her experiences ...
The Baptismal Call of Stewardship

The Baptismal Call of Stewardship

Like many of you, I can’t remember my own baptism. Yet, I’m ...
Imagination, Young Adults, and Stewardship

Imagination, Young Adults, and Stewardship

Last week, Pastor Jeni Grangaard, who works in global mission for the ...
The Stewardship of Now

The Stewardship of Now

Folk singer David LaMotte has a song with a chorus, “There’s no ...
Discovering Innovation in the Story

Discovering Innovation in the Story

Sometimes we can get overwhelmed by the wide array of out-there innovative ...
From Objectification to Embodied Stewardship

From Objectification to Embodied Stewardship

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Not many have a personal stewardship journey quite as juxtaposed as our ...
The Demand of Stewardship

The Demand of Stewardship

Stewardship calls us to share. Sure, there’s the money part of sharing, ...
Stewardship of Life at its End

Stewardship of Life at its End

As new readers consider my new book, Beyond the Offering Plate: A ...
Extreme Heat

Extreme Heat

Stewardship, like much of ministry, quickly pushes congregations back to mission and ...
Stewardship Resolutions

Stewardship Resolutions

Well, we’re three days into 2017. How are your New Year’s Resolutions ...
Abundance and Fear

Abundance and Fear

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“We don’t even have a budget!” This was the complaint of a ...
Drainage, Debt, and the Rain of God

Drainage, Debt, and the Rain of God

For some churches, “debt” is a four-letter word. (Well, technically, it’s a ...

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