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Speed Golf? What’s Next … Speed Church?

I’m not the kind of person you’d ever catch wearing golf shorts and gloves, pulling out my nine-iron to tee off on the 7th hole. My fast-moving, often scattered brain can’t imagine spending a Saturday afternoon this way; much less … Continue reading

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Our Common Life: Catchy Faith

Besides the lapping waves on the lake, the wind blowing through trees and the occasional bleating of goats, the retreat center was silent last Wednesday. This  odd, yet refreshing silence was not accidental. For five hours of the five-day initial … Continue reading

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Our Common Life…

At prayer in coming days, let’s keep some paper close at hand.  Let’s begin writing the names of the saints who shared the holy work of forming us into the disciple of Jesus we are today.  We might write these … Continue reading

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Transforming Thoughts: Raising the Bar

“If you make it the expectation – rather than a request – that parents be in church and in Sunday school with their kids, you’ll find out that it happens. However high you set the bar, that’s where most people … Continue reading

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Called to Lead: Leading Change

What does leadership have to do with hosting a youth group or a Sunday school class, you might ask? Everything. I often hear the wonderful ideas church volunteers and staff have for adapting their programming to current realities and needs … Continue reading

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Called to Lead: Leading Transformation

Chapter 3 of John Roberto’s Faith Formation 2020 outlines six key leadership competencies that church leaders need : 1.) Becoming an adaptive leader 2.) Becoming an innovative leader 3.) Becoming a “Blue Ocean leader 4.) Becoming a Change Leader 5.) … Continue reading

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