"And all of us can pray."— Karen Methot
"If that’s not God showing up, I’m not sure what is!" — Emily McKenna
Only churches of innovation, refreshed tradition, and creative service ministry promise to move us to the future.
A congregation’s community project often starts with someone’s idea or dream, followed by a plan designed by a core team, and then, a group of volunteers willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work. Yet how can this worthy work be sustained over time? Whether the project involves food, clothing, or housing assistance or counseling and job training or organizing residents around an issue of local importance like the need for a community garden or more stop signs, at some point the program ...
"We need to stop believing that teaching the Bible in an educational setting will bring today’s children and youth to a life of faith." —Debbie Gline Allen
There are some spaces in which I feel less than human, less than myself, and it's important to begin conversations like the one we're about to have by reminding us that we are all human, that while we differ in so many beautiful and amazing ways, nonetheless, we are human."
"This community-building thing we do works for grown-ups, too!" — Rev. Mary Nelson
"Now is the time to get at it." — Rev. Kelly Gallagher
"If faith formation is to be relevant and transformational, it must be renewed and reimagined by every generation." —Karen Ziel
"The only fact that matters is that we persist; that we do not turn from the path we have chosen." —TJ Harper