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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. Lilly 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

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An Opportunity for Young Clergy from CBF Partner Upper Room

Greetings CBF friends, I’m writing to ask you to extend an invitation through your networks for “younger” pastors (20’s, 30’s and 40’s) who might be interested in our Lilly-funded initiative called “Companions in Ministry.” The two-year program is modeled after the Academy for Spiritual Formation, with a coaching component for follow-up with the pastors who … Continue reading