Blessed Are the Peacemakers

By erinbrockway | October 29, 2020

Dear Preachers, I am frequently awed by the prescient collision of scriptural themes in the lectionary with themes of life playing out around us. This Sunday is one of those moments. I wonder if any of you preparing to preach from the Beatitudes for All Saints Day have had similar feelings. Blessed are the merciful,…

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Micah Groups Facilitator Training — Online! — October 2020

By erinbrockway | September 4, 2020

This small group, fully immersive, online training will give you tools for facilitating in cross-cultural situations, engaging complex topics, and strengthening the convergence of worship, preaching, and justice in your life and ministry.

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Doing Micah Online?

By erinbrockway | August 14, 2020

Micah Groups content is available for use in your own groups—whether a traditional Micah Group of church leaders or a small group from your church or ministry community.

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When Great Trees Fall

By erinbrockway | July 22, 2020

A Providential Encounter for a Washington, DC Micah Group It was pure providence that John Lewis came to our screening of Selma. In January 2015, I collaborated with two other pastors in my Micah Group, David Hanke of Restoration Arlington and Kendrick Curry of Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church, to cohost a joint screening of the…

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Living Room Liturgies

By erinbrockway | July 8, 2020

Dear Preachers, As the U.S. coronavirus numbers climb and government regulation varies greatly from state to state, and even city to city, the burden of deciding how and when and where to worship remains a great trial of pastoral leadership. Whatever the regulations in your area, please take seriously the CDC Guidance for Communities of Faith, and…

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Voices of Grief, Protest, and Prophecy

By erinbrockway | June 4, 2020

Dear Preachers, The Ogilvie Institute joins Fuller Seminary, in the strongest of terms, to “denounce the senseless, brutal killing of George Floyd and the countless instances of abuse and othering of black and brown bodies in a long line of systemic injustice. . . . The protests and riots of the past days have elicited a variety…

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CDC Re-Opening Guide for Communities of Faith

By erinbrockway | May 29, 2020

Read pages 7-9 of this incredibly detailed guide from the CDC to see their recommendations for communities of faith.

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Become a Featured Preacher!

By jenniferackerman | May 24, 2020

Dear Preachers, One of the great gifts during this season of at-home-worship is that thousands of preachers whose churches are not equipped for video recording are now uploading their sermons and services of worship, whether through livestreaming, webinars, or smart phone recording apps. This is opening up new possibilities for reaching those in your communities…

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Virtual Worship & Conversation **On hiatus for Summer**

By erinbrockway | April 28, 2020

Virtual Worship & Conversation for church leaders every Wednesday @ 9am PT/12noon ET

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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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