Mass Incarceration: Stories of Hope

By jenniferackerman / August 15, 2022 /

Dear Preachers, A commitment to the convergence of worship, preaching, and justice is also a commitment to walking with humility—as Micah 6:8 reminds us. We courageously answer the call to speak out and step up for justice, all the while knowing we are imperfect vessels who are going to get it wrong sometimes. About a…

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Introducing “The Micah Podcast”!

By jenniferackerman / January 21, 2022 /

Join Jin Cho, Joy Johnson, and Bret Widman — three pastors who became friends in Micah Groups — as they engage in courageous conversation inspired by current events and themes in the Micah Groups curriculum, First Things. These three friends and co-laborers in the Kingdom address some of the most challenging issues facing pastors and…

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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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