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The 21st Century Church: It Looks Like You

Last week my colleagues and I over here in the Pastoral Residency program at Wilshire traveled to Indianapolis, IN to meet, compare-notes, and brainstorm with other young ministers funded through the Lilly Endowment’s Transition into Ministry program.┬áLilly was an excellent host, the worship time and guest speaker were both phenomenal, and it was a great … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Starting with Spirit: Nurturing Your Call to Pastoral Leadership,” by Bruce G. Epperly

“When pastors start with spirit–that is, begin their ministries with a commitment both to faithful excellence as pastors and to well-being of body, mind, spirit, and relationships–they experience a sense of joy and meaning amid the challenges of ministry.” Such is the central message of Dr. Bruce Epperly, most recently of Lancaster Theological Seminary, in … Continue reading