Church Growth and Vitality

Many Voices One Mission: Ministry As Art

Susan Townsley

12/5/2018

"A minister needs time to think creatively and playfully." — Susan Page Townsley


Many Voices One Mission: Actions Matter, Now

Pam Arifian

10/31/2018

"The interconnectedness of justice issues and climate impact means that your action at every level matters." — Pam Arifian


Many Voices One Mission: Exciting Stewardship

Charles Kuchenbrod

10/31/2018

"The stewardship committee often is placed in the church trustee/finance budget constellation of people. It belongs in the deacon/faith formation constellation of people." — Charlie Kuchenbrod


Many Voices One Mission: More Frequent, More Intense

Donald Remick

10/3/2018

"And churches stay on the ground, involved in helping people find their way into a new normal, long after the news crews have moved on to the next disaster or lead story." —Rev. Don Remick


Many Voices, One Mission: Viability

Jonathan New

9/5/2018

"Churches are closing and it’s time to break the silence." — Rev. Jonathan New


Do Not Cross

Jeffrey Lukens

8/27/2018

Rev. Jeff Lukens created a communion liturgy to address the "healing and wholeness" needed in a time when news about immigrants and their families is often disturbing and painful.


Many Voices, One Mission: Paying Attention

Martha Goodman

6/20/2018

"High touch—paying attention—reduces these anxieties." —Martha Goodman


Many Voices, One Mission: Uncomfortable Work

6/13/2018

"When have you been uncomfortable, but did/said/stood up for [your work] anyway?" —Michele Mudrick


Many Voices, One Mission: Beyond The Vote

Ellie Richardson

6/6/2018

"We can talk until the cows come home about structure, process and strategy and get stuck in the weeds missing the fundamental nature of what is truly important in supporting something new." —Rev. Ellie Richardson


Many Voices, One Mission: Connected

Jennifer Kronholm Clark

5/30/2018

"Our response to each new challenge has come from that core mission: intentional Christian community." —Jennifer Kronholm Clark


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