"While leaders form bonds within their congregations; healthy relationships of mutual support among peers are essential."— Karen Ziel
"Some of my best ideas have come to me on the recumbent bike which is a great motivator for a regular workout." -Tracy Gormley
"Every Sunday becomes an opportunity..." — Tracy Fouke Bausum
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.
A congregation’s community project often starts with someone’s idea or dream, followed by a plan designed by a core team, and then, a group of volunteers willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work. Yet how can this worthy work be sustained over time? Whether the project involves food, clothing, or housing assistance or counseling and job training or organizing residents around an issue of local importance like the need for a community garden or more stop signs, at some point the program ...
"We need to stop believing that teaching the Bible in an educational setting will bring today’s children and youth to a life of faith." —Debbie Gline Allen
"If faith formation is to be relevant and transformational, it must be renewed and reimagined by every generation." —Karen Ziel
" Even though I didn’t understand the language being spoken, I clearly understood the purpose and meaning behind the act of giving praise, acknowledging our blessings, and offering one’s self to be of service through prayer." — Amanda Simpson
"I have often felt as if I can see God in the faces of the congregation when I am singing." — Dori Hall
"The blessing of a caring community will be realized in countless ways." — Debby Kirk