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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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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Fostering a Sense of Communion

By jenniferackerman | March 30, 2020

Dear Preachers, During a conversation with a group of pastors last week about worship in the time of Covid-19, a question was raised about the difficulty of attracting worshipers to a virtual “show” each Sunday. The consensus of the group was that our goal right now, as it always has been and always will be,…

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Fuller Formation

By erinbrockway | March 18, 2020

Due to the extraordinary circumstances around COVID-19, until July 1, 2020 Fuller is offering FULLER Formation for FREE to new users who would like to use their resources to grow in faith or serve their faith community. Create an account and gain immediate access to their 60+ FULLER Formation resources on topics such as discipleship, hope, and spiritual practices.

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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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