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A Kickstarter campaign for a children’s Bible and prayer app
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A Kickstarter campaign for a children’s Bible and prayer app

About a month ago, I had the chance to sit down with Suzanne Haraburd in Chicago. Suzanne and her friend and colleague Pam Moore are active in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd community but have been asking hard questions about faith formation for children whose parents don’t bring them to church. For those children, Suzanne has … Continue reading »

Young adult mission journal 2: What are you willing to give up?
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Young adult mission journal 2: What are you willing to give up?

#86198816 / gettyimages.com See Young adult mission journal 1 for Justin’s previous reflection.  Perhaps the most well-known emerging-style Episcopal community in the United States is Thad’s in Santa Monica, CA. Known for its rootsy worship music, creative outreach, and relaxed SoCal vibe, this self-styled “mission station” has become a model for emerging ministries since it first starting meeting … Continue reading »

Easter People #23: The blessing of our animals
Easter People Podcast

Easter People #23: The blessing of our animals

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Easter People welcome back Amber Carswell—who is being ordained a priest today!—to talk pets and, in another music-related quiz, rewrite the story of Noah’s arky arky. Congrats to Amber and to all those churches who made lots of new friends today. Links: The “Rise and Shine” recording we excerpted … Continue reading »

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 »