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Link by link: Creating an online parish resource center
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Link by link: Creating an online parish resource center

Editor’s note: This post follows up on Kyle’s “Digital Ministry Field Notes” from September 8. It tells the story of the creation of St. Columba’s Spirit Link online resource center. One historic dimension of Christian formation has been proclamation of the good news, the kerygma of the gospel message. It is a feature of Christian community … Continue reading »

Fierce Conversations: ‘Gradually, then suddenly’
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Fierce Conversations: ‘Gradually, then suddenly’

Editor’s note: Today’s post is by Scott Stoner of Living Compass. It was originally published in last Friday’s Weekly Words of Wellness and is used here with permission. I recently had the honor to co-facilitate with three of my colleagues a two-and-a-half day Fierce Conversations workshop for leaders in the Episcopal Church. The Fierce Conversations materials, which include two … Continue reading »

ECF Vital Posts shines spotlight on Hybrid Faith Formation Cohort
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ECF Vital Posts shines spotlight on Hybrid Faith Formation Cohort

Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series for the Episcopal Church Foundation’s Vital Posts blog. It was originally published here. Subscribe to Vital Posts for more profiles of church leadership in action—and more stories of the 2014 Hybrid Faith Formation Cohort.  Over the past eighteen months, I’ve learned a lot about how new ministry models … Continue reading »

Key Resources summer content round-up
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Key Resources summer content round-up

The summer has been a busy time for many of us at the Center for the Ministry of Teaching. We started the summer with e-Formation, attended Kindling and EYE, discussed camps on Easter People, and shared lots of great content here on Key Resources, the CMT’s blog for news, reviews, research, and commentary. Just in case you might … Continue reading »

Book review – Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus
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Book review – Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus

In the newly published book, Slow Church, C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison offer criticisms of how our culture’s need for “fast” has crept in to the church in North America. They refer to this need as “McDonaldization,” a term defined by sociologist George Ritzer as “the process by which the principles of the fast-food … Continue reading »

Campus ministers to learn online together
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Campus ministers to learn online together

“There’s a church beyond our church,” one of my colleagues in campus ministry said recently. She wasn’t talking about other denominations, or denominational structures like dioceses. She was talking about communities of practice within the Episcopal Church that supplement the parish. As a chaplain, she and I are part of one of these communities, the … Continue reading »