More From Less? Two Potential Trends in Church Giving
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More From Less? Two Potential Trends in Church Giving

By Rickey Letson Perhaps the most unexpected element of church giving over the past two years has been just how well many congregations have fared despite the effects of COVID. Without question, not every church has weathered these two years in solid financial shape. But many congregations have done exceedingly well and, in some cases, have had … Continue reading

How a San Francisco church creates bigger, better community through giving
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How a San Francisco church creates bigger, better community through giving

By Jennifer Colosimo The past 20-plus months have seen a lot—much more than a quick list could cover. But one thing we can celebrate amidst the chaos is how many people were able to push through hardships, confusion and logistical nightmares to some sort of silver lining. That includes Nineteenth Avenue Baptist Church, a small … Continue reading

Garth Jennings, Director of the Sing films and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
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Garth Jennings, Director of the Sing films and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

2021 was supposed to be much easier than 2020, wasn’t it? But we all have experienced the political unrest, social upheaval, continued strains of the pandemic, and so much more.  So when an opportunity comes along to escape from it all for even one hour and fifty minutes, you jump on that opportunity.  At least … Continue reading

Leadership in Turbulent Times
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Leadership in Turbulent Times

By Layne Smith Of Abraham Lincoln – He welcomed arguments within the cabinet, but would be “greatly pained,” he warned them, if he found his colleagues attacking each other in public. What can be learned from Lincoln’s success in keeping this disparate team together? (p.222) Of Theodore Roosevelt – Throughout his political career, Roosevelt’s conception … Continue reading

Frank Schaeffer: Fall in Love, Have Children, Stay Put, Save the Planet, Be Happy
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Frank Schaeffer: Fall in Love, Have Children, Stay Put, Save the Planet, Be Happy

They call it “The Great Resignation.” People are leaving their jobs, changing careers, and reprioritizing their lives. But why?  For some, especially women, the pandemic circumstances have forced them out of the workplace and into the role of primary caregiver for children or aging parents, or both. In a business world already not set up … Continue reading

Spiritual Care Week 2021: Creating a Complete Clinical Picture
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling

Spiritual Care Week 2021: Creating a Complete Clinical Picture

By Rhonda P. James-Jones In July 2018, I was asked to attend the Chaplaincy Research Summer Institute (CRSI) offered through Transforming Chaplaincy.  Chaplains are invited to this institute for a myriad of reasons. Two drew me in—“providing leadership to chaplaincy quality improvement projects”[1] (QI) and “chaplaincy-related DMin projects”[2]. We discussed the importance of engaging in research, explored … Continue reading

Spiritual Care Week 2021: It Is Enough
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling

Spiritual Care Week 2021: It Is Enough

By Allison Anderson This Fall we oriented our 3rd Chaplain Resident group to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s still mind-boggling to say that. What shifted our world and our work in the Spring of 2020, changing everything for that Residency year, continues to define and redefine the work of healthcare chaplaincy every day. With … Continue reading