9 memorable sights and sounds from Forma 2015 (so far)
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9 memorable sights and sounds from Forma 2015 (so far)

I knew everything was bigger in Texas, and I knew not to mess with it. But I didn’t know that 36 hours here for the Forma 2015 pre-conference (with Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers) and opening evening could be packed with quite so many notable experiences. In no particular order, here are some of the sights … Continue reading »

Easter People #31: Let’s talk sports (really)
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Easter People #31: Let’s talk sports (really)

http://media.blubrry.com/easterppl/p/keyhallonline.org/podcasts/episode31.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download In honor, we guess, of Superbowl XLIX, the Easter People talk sports: the joy of victory, the agony of defeat, and everything in between. Thanks so much to Karen Schlabach, Sean Maloney, Dan Stroud, Lindy Bunch, and Ginny Wilder for sharing their best and worst sports memories! If you … Continue reading »

Show, don’t tell: A new video introducing the CMT
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Show, don’t tell: A new video introducing the CMT

We try to keep the shameless self-promotion to reasonable levels here on Key Resources, but today we have a post about our center that we hope will be particularly useful both for us and for you. “The Center for the Ministry of Teaching” is a long and somewhat cryptic name for a group of faith formation coaches … Continue reading »

Easter People #30: Learning the art of sabbath
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Easter People #30: Learning the art of sabbath

http://media.blubrry.com/easterppl/p/keyhallonline.org/podcasts/episode30.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download In episode 30, the Easter People welcome Lisa back from sabbatical and use the occasion as an opportunity to discuss sabbath. Then we play a game about religious tourism and end by sharing our Green Shoots. Also, we have two exciting announcements: We are announcing the Via … Continue reading »

Easter People #29: Podcast conversation and Christmas season traditions
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Easter People #29: Podcast conversation and Christmas season traditions

http://media.blubrry.com/easterppl/p/keyhallonline.org/podcasts/episode29.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Merry Christmas from the Easter People! Join us this week to talk about podcasts and the traditions that help us keep the Christmas season going for all twelve days. And welcome back to Melanie Mullen (@MissionRVA), subbing once again for Lisa. Episodes of Strangers we listened to together: … Continue reading »

Easter People #28: Evangelism – Reaching out, reaching in
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Easter People #28: Evangelism – Reaching out, reaching in

http://media.blubrry.com/easterppl/p/keyhallonline.org/podcasts/episode28.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download This week the Easter People welcome Melanie Mullen, the downtown missioner at St. Paul’s in Richmond, for a conversation about evangelism. We also touch on the intersection of evangelism and mission with justice and advocacy, including our growing national conversations about race. Then we play a game about digital … Continue reading »

Tech Report: Collecting information with Google Forms
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Tech Report: Collecting information with Google Forms

We get a lot of questions about creating online forms. There are lots of inexpensive and powerful tools to consider, including Wufoo, Formstack, SignUpGenius, and SurveyMonkey. But if you’re looking for the easiest, quickest tool, you should definitely consider Google Forms, which you access through the free Google Drive suite of web-based office tools. Today’s … Continue reading »

Resources for talking about Ferguson
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Resources for talking about Ferguson

Since well before last Wednesday’s grand jury verdict not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, colleagues have been sharing resources for discussing, praying about, and otherwise grappling with Ferguson—the shooting of Michael Brown, the events that followed, and what they all mean about and for our nation and for Christ’s church in the world. This post collects … Continue reading »

Easter People #27: Plenty to look forward to
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Easter People #27: Plenty to look forward to

http://media.blubrry.com/easterppl/p/keyhallonline.org/podcasts/episode27.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to Advent, Easter People people! In this episode, we get in the spirit of the season by discussing what we’re eagerly anticipating in the coming year. Then we play “The Waiting Game” and end with Green Shoots. Green Shoots links: Faith Forward Conference Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways Bowen … Continue reading »

Easter People #26: Coming-of-age stories
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Easter People #26: Coming-of-age stories

http://media.blubrry.com/easterppl/p/keyhallonline.org/podcasts/episode26.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download This week, the Easter People welcome their pal Iman Green and talk about their favorite coming-of-age stories on the big and small screens. Then they play the Teenage Protagonist Culture Quiz. For those of you even younger than Kyle and Iman, or much older, here are some clip … Continue reading »

Some young adult ministry best practices from Commonplace 2014
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Some young adult ministry best practices from Commonplace 2014

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending (and serving as videographer for) Commonplace 2014, a regional gathering of young adults in the Episcopal Church. Besides learning a whole lot about shooting and editing video (perhaps I’ll save those lessons for a later post), I came away with what sounded like some best practices in young … Continue reading »

Easter People #25: Scary stories, embarrassing costumes
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Easter People #25: Scary stories, embarrassing costumes

http://media.blubrry.com/easterppl/p/www.keyhallonline.org/podcasts/episode25.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Happy Halloween from the Easter People! In our special holiday edition, we’ll tell our church horror stories and visit the ghosts of Halloween (costumes) past. Still, hope springs eternal, so we end with Green Shoots. Thanks again to José Reyes for joining us! We know what you really want to see … Continue reading »