Sermon for July 28, 2024 – Proper 12

Welcome to this week’s episode, a special rerun from our Speaking of Life archive. We hope you find its timeless message as meaningful today as it was when it was first shared. Watch Listen Download/Subscribe Download Audio Download Video Low Res Video Thumbnail Watch on YouTube RSS Feed Google Podcast Spotify Program Transcript + Discussion … Continue reading "Sermon for July 28, 2024 – Proper 12" Read the article

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Sermon for July 21, 2024 – Proper 11

Welcome to this week’s episode, a special rerun from our Speaking of Life archive. We hope you find its timeless message as meaningful today as it was when it was first shared. Watch Listen Download/Subscribe Download Audio Download Video Low Res Video Thumbnail Watch on YouTube RSS Feed Google Podcast Spotify Program Transcript + Discussion … Continue reading "Sermon for July 21, 2024 – Proper 11" Read the article

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Sermon for July 14, 2024 – Proper 10

Watch Listen Download/Subscribe Download Audio Download Video Low Res Video Watch on YouTube Program Transcript + Discussion Watch video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yhSGhZ-i08 Program Transcript Ordinary Time: Ephesians Through life’s changing seasons we witness countless transformations—seeds bursting forth into vibrant blooms, caterpillars emerging as butterflies, and the changing seasons painting landscapes anew. Each transformation whispers a … Continue reading "Sermon for July 14, 2024 – Proper 10" Read the article

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Sermon for July 7, 2024 – Proper 9

Welcome to this week’s episode, a special rerun from our Speaking of Life archive. We hope you find its timeless message as meaningful today as it was when it was first shared. Watch Listen Download/Subscribe Download Audio Download Video Low Res Video Thumbnail Watch on YouTube RSS Feed Google Podcast Spotify Program Transcript + Discussion … Continue reading "Sermon for July 7, 2024 – Proper 9" Read the article

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Where Is Jesus? Part 2

Teaching biblical literacy is needful, teaching intimacy with God is life-changing. By Dishon Mills, Pastor, Charlotte, NC In the May edition of Equipper, I wrote about “Danny,” an 8-year-old in my congregation who enjoys asking questions. He inspired me to think about how we make Jesus real to our younger members. Since writing last month’s … Continue reading "Where Is Jesus? Part 2" Read the article

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Intro to Strategic Planning

By Cara Garrity, Development Coordinator What makes discernment and strategic planning a powerful duo? We have been exploring the connection between discernment and strategic planning – suggesting that, when approached a certain way, they can work in harmony with one another. I would like to suggest even further that the two not only can work … Continue reading "Intro to Strategic Planning" Read the article

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Church Hack: Discernment Practices

Discernment is essential in ministry and leadership because it enables us to recognize and respond to God’s presence and activity, whether in the routine of daily life or in significant life choices. To read and download this month’s Church Hack on discernment in leadership, click the link below. 2024-CH6-DiscernmentPractices.pdf (gci.org) Read the article

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Nurturing the Health of a Church

A Glimpse into how we use the Avenues in Bogota, Columbia. By Paulina Barrero and Juan Barrero. Bogotá Colombia. I remember a tug-of-war match at a high school activity once. There were two evenly matched teams. The struggle began with a strong tug, with all of them giving their best to control the rope. Unexpectedly, … Continue reading "Nurturing the Health of a Church" Read the article

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Mission Simplified

A mission opportunity right in my front yard. By Rick Shallenberger, Editor Because I travel a lot during the summer, I hired a guy (Bill) to mow my lawn when I’m out of town. For the first year, I rarely saw Bill and my interactions with him consisted of sending him a check each month. … Continue reading "Mission Simplified" Read the article

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Nehemiah: A Model of Leadership

Nehemiah became the ministry role model that I needed for my personal development as a ministry leader. By Dishon Mills, Pastor Charlotte, NC I remember the moment when I first transitioned into the role of ministry leader. I was the youth minister at a Pentecostal congregation, and we needed more volunteers to keep up with … Continue reading "Nehemiah: A Model of Leadership" Read the article

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