You have discerned that your congregation needs to hire a Christian educator and/or youth ministry leader. So now what do you do?
"Churches are closing and it’s time to break the silence." — Rev. Jonathan New
Many people feel called to their work and respond to job demands in ways that reflect a sense of vocation. But do we expect clergy to perform their calling with even greater devotion and sacrifice? Because clergy define their work as sacred, taking care of themselves may always be a lower priority. One writer describes the high cost of sacred work in this way: “if your backdrop is burning bushes and having a child at age ninety, or if it’s bumping into an angel with premarital plans for you . . ...
"The work towards the creation of the new has begun." — Rev. Kent Siladi
September is Preparedness Month and your Disaster Resource and Response Team brings you a wealth of resources. As we head back to school and back to church, we offer you a bulletin insert prepared by team member Judie O'Donnell and designed specifically with children in mind. One of my favorite services at my church is the Blessing of the Backpacks. At this service, we not only honor the work that children and youth do during the school year but also express our love and care for the children ...
"You are in control of your own movement. And when you get good and comfortable, Rock The Boat." — Sioux Wilusz
The season of retirement has come for three longtime Christian educators: Merrill Noble, Ruth Ann White, and Nancy Sides. Well done good and faithful servants!
"And all of us can pray."— Karen Methot
As we approach the anniversary of the events in Charlottesville caused by white supremacy and hatred, let us take a moment to reflect on where we stand today as people of faith.
"If that’s not God showing up, I’m not sure what is!" — Emily McKenna