November 30, 2022

A Sabbatical for your Church

A few years ago, Evergreen Ministries, the congregation I was pastoring, gave me a sabbatical. Over the summer, I enjoyed rest, reflection, and study. The reflection and study led to an in-depth study called “Kingdom Dreams: Building an Alternative Kingdom Community.” The sabbatical of…
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Taking fresh steps
to a God-given,

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Listening and Leading

November 28, 2022
If last week’s devotional was about analyzing the legacy you hope to lead, then this week is about how to lead alongside those you’re raising up. Let me explain. Recently

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Investing in Others

November 16, 2022
By Rev. Anna Radcliffe RCA Director of Future Church Innovation My first experience with mentoring went something like, I walked up to a sophomore in college and we started meeting

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The F Word “ForGRIEVEness”

November 9, 2022
The F Word “ForGRIEVEness” By Pete Watts “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up

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Unfailing Love

November 2, 2022
Unfailing Love by Peter Watts Coordinator for the African American Black Council (AABC) for the Reformed Church of America “Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the

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Be Imitators

October 25, 2022
Be Imitators By Pete Watts Director of the African American Black Council Of the Reformed Church of America “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love,

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Leverage this Pain

October 17, 2022
Vibrant Congregations Meditations by Peter Watts Coordinator for the African American Black Council (AABC) for the Reformed Church of America Introduction It’s been four years since my father passed.

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Should you focus on Union?

September 27, 2022
The Heidelberg Catechism says that in the Lord’s Supper, we are united by the Spirit to Christ. Being united to Christ through the supper, by the power of the Spirit,

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Draw Me a Picture

September 27, 2022
Draw Me A Picture Leaders know the power of pictures. We often lead by drawing pictures in the minds of people that draw them into the future. We draw a

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GOAT – The Greatest of All Time

September 20, 2022
Welcome back to Vibrant Leadership devotionals. We anticipate an excellent year of learning from multiple leadership voices.  When you think of leading voices, what are some of the greatest leadership