Doing Justice: Healthcare

By erinbrockway | January 15, 2021

Join a Micah Intensive in 2021 to explore the pressing issue of Healthcare with a group of church leaders and learners. In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly declared, “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and…

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Doing Justice: Environment

By erinbrockway | January 15, 2021

Join a Micah Intensive in 2021 to explore the pressing issue of the Environment with a group of church leaders and learners. Pope Francis’s first encyclical, “Laudato Si,” was released June 18, 2015 and called for a global, interfaith, ecumenical movement to address climate change. It was viewed as a “blistering indictment of the human…

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Wordless and Weary Leadership

By erinbrockway | January 8, 2021

Dear Preachers, In our staff team meeting yesterday, the weight of this week’s events on Capitol Hill made us all quieter than usual. For a group of pastors, it was a rather unusual time of wordlessness. Wordlessness born of weariness. In true Micah Groups fashion, though, our meeting became a sacred space for courageous conversation…

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Micah Group Facilitator Training — First Cohort Commissioned

By erinbrockway | November 19, 2020

Congratulations to our first online training cohort with eleven new Commissioned Micah Groups Facilitators! At the beginning of the summer, I was invited to join a newly formed training team to begin imagining how we might offer an online version of Micah Group Facilitator preparation. What began as a far away vision slowly became a reality…

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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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