What is connected learning?
What is connected learning?

Connected learning is, in short, an opportunity for churches to more deeply engage with their communities and invest in local young people. It is also a movement that acknowledges a

Reimagining church space: The Juice Bar
Reimagining church space: The Juice Bar

Two summers ago, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina, had an idea. What began as a way to connect with a local school district became far more than we imagined.

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

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

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

Nextdoor church? A tool for meeting your neighbors
Nextdoor church? A tool for meeting your neighbors

While I am currently a senior at Virginia Theological Seminary, I am doing work at Christ Church in Old Town Alexandria. A topic of conversation that frequently comes up at

Young adult mission journal 1: De-churching the gospel
Young adult mission journal 1: De-churching the gospel

  Part II can be found here.  When I was in seminary, a professor once told me that every priest should be able to offer a concise account of the Christian

Kindling Conference resource wrap-up
Kindling Conference resource wrap-up

One of my most important jobs as a faith resource curator is winnowing down large amounts of material and recommending short lists of important and manageable chunks. That’s especially true of conference

Navigating the church website (re)design
Navigating the church website (re)design

This post is the second in a series on best practices for using digital media in ministry. Read the first post (on blogging) here. Among the most frequent questions I

Church publications meet Hollywood design aesthetic
Church publications meet Hollywood design aesthetic

When it comes to a parish newsletter, a worship bulletin, a blog, a website, or any other kind of designed material used for communication and marketing in churches, my instinct

An elevator pitch for the Episcopal Church
An elevator pitch for the Episcopal Church

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is a response to the Acts 8 Moment‘s BLOGFORCE challenge to write a 250-word elevator pitch for the Episcopal Church. What follows is obviously about more