Seeds Prototype: Jesus, Jazz, and Dessert Wine
Connect through music and storytelling.
Pray at the Laundromat
Make meaningful connections in your community by showing up at the laundromat in a surprising way.
Six Months of Dwelling in Acts 16: One congregation’s experience
Read pastor Phil Ruge-Jones insights from guiding a congregation through an in-depth study of Acts 16.
Breakthrough Spiritual Practice: Borrow a Tool
Practice being vulnerable with your neighbors by allowing them to serve you.
Breakthrough Practice: Eat With Your Neighbor
This breakthrough practice helps you deepen friendships with your neighbors by sharing a meal together.
How to Make Going to a Baseball Game a Meaningful Spiritual Practice
This breakthrough practice helps you build community, show support for your neighbors, and experience God’s presence in daily life.
How to Listen to Spiritual Stories from People Outside Your Congregation
This breakthrough practice helps you deepen relationships with your neighbors by listening to their spiritual stories.
How to Discern God’s Presence from a Lawn Chair
This breakthrough practice helps you discern where the Holy Spirit is at work in your neighborhood–just by sitting and observing.
How to Lead ‘Dwelling in the Word’
An ancient spiritual practice that helps locate where God is active.
How to Create a Neighborhood Prayer Station
Try creating a neighborhood prayer station as a simple and effective way of connecting with your community.
Keep it Simple
Beyond faith communities, the second most popular place for charitable giving is colleges and universities. Given that fact, this week
Many assumptions accompany the way we do church. Some of these theological and cultural assumptions are helpful to tie us
Share stories of faith and listen deeply to others.
Five pitfalls to avoid when evaluating the senior minister
There is no one right way to evaluate the performance of a senior minister. However, there are many ways to
Unwrapping the Annual Campaign
The annual stewardship appeal ripples through many congregations in the fall, but the planning should begin much earlier. In today’s
No More Junk Mail
Stewardship ministry is about big, conceptual, theological challenges. And, it’s also be about smaller, tactical, practical choices. In today’s newsletter
Together For Good
As we tumble into the Easter season, we remember stories about how the disciples first banded together to relish and
Seeds of Generosity
The assumption goes that congregation members can support the salaries of their leaders. But that’s not necessarily the case with
One of the assignments I give students in our Money & the Mission of the Church class invites them to
Strategic Giving for Retirees
I’ve always found it fascinating that the season of Lent includes “tax season” as well. Might we use the liturgical