Considerations for congregations when moving from a full-time to a part-time pastor
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Considerations for congregations when moving from a full-time to a part-time pastor

By Laura Stephens-Reed It is no secret that many churches, once pushing the fire marshal’s maximum occupancy to its limits, are now in numerical decline. I have my pick of statistics that I could cite, but here’s a particularly poignant visual from the Hartford Institute for Religion Research: The pews are no more than 38 … Continue reading

Kutana Kenya
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Kutana Kenya

By Kamilah Jones There are many ancient stories and beautiful cultural perspectives on how Earth was created and our origins and development as human beings.  From a Christian perspective, it is generally accepted that God is the creator.  Christianity emphasizes the sacredness of creation and a harmonious connectedness between the Earth and human existence.  Genesis … Continue reading

Justo and Catherine González Resource Center, CBF host reception for new Columbia Seminary president
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Justo and Catherine González Resource Center, CBF host reception for new Columbia Seminary president

By CBF Communications The Justo and Catherine González Resource Center, in partnership with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Latino Ministries, and FAMILIA network, hosted a reception of pastors, academics and leaders from various denominations and churches on August 18 to welcome the Rev. Dr. Victor and Suzette Aloyo to Decatur. The gathering was to introduce Dr. … Continue reading

What is of Most Value?
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What is of Most Value?

By Leigh Reynolds Gardner-Webb School of Divinity includes in its Master of Divinity curriculum a Theological Integration Capstone class for students who are nearing graduation. Incorporated in this class is the responsibility of leading one of the divinity school’s worship experiences.  During atime of worship, which I was privileged to help lead, we considered what … Continue reading