What are we Building: Building Materials
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What are we Building: Building Materials

Written by Larry Doornbos, Director of Vibrant Congregations Text: 1 Corinthians 3 Leaders build. They build a sanctuary in time, a community of joy, a city on a hill, a...
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What are we Building: The Body of Christ
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What are we Building: The Body of Christ

written by Larry Doornbos Text: 1 Corinthians 12 Leaders build. They build a sanctuary in time, a community of joy, a city on a hill, a house on a rock...
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I Know the Plans
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I Know the Plans

Rev. Liz Testa Women’s Transformation and Leadership and Equity-Based Hospitality Reformed Church in America Vibrant Leadership Devotion #1 In this series of 4 devotions, Liz shares lessons from her journey...
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What are We Building: A House on a Rock
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What are We Building: A House on a Rock

Text Matthew 7:21-27 Leaders build. They build a sanctuary in time, a community of joy, and a city on a hill (see previous devotionals). They build a community that is...
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How Your Church Can Grow Younger
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How Your Church Can Grow Younger

Growing a Younger Congregation Working with congregations in renewal, I often hear a central goal of the congregation is to draw in young families. The idea is to move from...
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Leaders Finish Well
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Leaders Finish Well

by Reginald Smith, Director of Diversity CRCNA In the summer of 2015, I was tired and angry at my church. I led a congregation on the southwest side of Grand...
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Leaders Do Hard Things
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Leaders Do Hard Things

written by Reginald Smith, Director of Diversity CRCNA Let’s admit that having conversations with people who disagree with you is really difficult and frustrating. Former Illinois congressman Adam Kinzinger received...
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Leaders Cultivate Meaning
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Leaders Cultivate Meaning

written by Reginald Smith, Director of Diversity CRCNA Augustine loved being a playboy and enjoying the fruit of high living. He had a good job teaching and life appeared to...
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Leaders Say Yes to Life
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Leaders Say Yes to Life

Written by Reginald Smith, Director of Diversity CRCNA In a recent book I read by best-selling author Bruce Feiler on navigating life changes, he suggested that the average adult might...
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What are We Building: A City on a Hill
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What are We Building: A City on a Hill

Leaders build. They build a sanctuary in time and a community of joy (see previous devotionals). Creating this type of community means living a certain way before the world and...
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