Courageous Conversation for Clergy and More

By erinbrockway / August 10, 2021 /

Dear Preachers, With August upon us, it’s that time of year to think about the new season of worship and programming that will launch in the fall. What is on your heart as you think about gathering with your church family — however that may look in the relentless march of this pandemic? Weary is the first word that…

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Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed!

By jenniferackerman / April 14, 2020 /

A church member made the above sketch while listening to my sermon via Zoom last Sunday. I was thrilled to see this evidence of participation in the preaching moment—something that is always difficult to judge and especially so now, gazing into the little camera dot atop my laptop. Then I looked more closely at his…

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Preaching from Home

By jenniferackerman / April 7, 2020 /

Dear Preachers, If you aren’t already preaching from home, I urge you to to start now. Yes, even this Sunday for Easter—especially this Sunday for Easter! In this social distancing season when we cannot be in the sanctuary to hear the trumpets and smell the lilies, preaching your sermon from home—the place where all of us…

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Resources During Social Isolation

By jenniferackerman / March 18, 2020 /

There are endless distributions of resources right now, so we offer this list as a reflection of what our Micah Groups community is finding most useful. Resources for Churches Adapting to Social Isolation is an excellent collection of resources from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Odyssey Impact is offering all ON Scripture videos free for use…

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