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December 14, 2021

We Need a Team

Photo: Unsplash In this series of 4 devotions, Liz shares lessons from her journey as a visionary leader called to create a Spirit-led movement that encourages, equips, and empowers women of all backgrounds to live into their God-given gifts and callings, and helps faith…
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Taking fresh steps
to a God-given,
hope-filled
future!

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A Sabbatical for your Church

November 30, 2021
Photo: Unsplash 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

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Faith over Fear

September 30, 2021
Driving through my community, I’ve noticed signs in front of homes that say, “faith over fear.” I’ve done a bit of research and found that people give different meanings to

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A Step of Discernment – Defining Reality Part Five

November 2, 2020
We’ve been spending time looking at defining reality in our boards (consistory/council). We’ve looked at the culture that shapes our board and at the kind of people who are typically

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A Step of Discernment – Defining Reality Part Four

November 2, 2020
Charles Olson’s book Transforming Church Boards into Communities of Spiritual Leaders has formed the foundation for this series of blogs. Before we go to the next part of defining reality,

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A Step of Discernment – Defining Reality Part Three

October 4, 2020
In the previous two posts we looked at naming how the board (council/consistory) works together. What is the culture that shapes the board? Is it strategic, corporate, managerial, etc.? Alongside

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A Step of Discernment – Defining Reality Part Two

October 3, 2020
Part of the board’s (Council/Consistory) discernment work is to define the congregation’s present reality. Charles Olson in his book Transforming Church Boards into Communities of Spiritual Leaders points out that

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A Step of Discernment – Defining Reality Part One

October 2, 2020
Part of the board’s (consistory/council) discernment work is to define the congregation’s present reality. Charles Olson in his book Transforming Church Boards into Communities of Spiritual Leaders points out that

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Passing off critical work?

October 1, 2020
One of the interesting and perhaps a little bit disturbing realities in congregations seeking their God-given, hope-filled futures is having boards (consistory/council) that pass this critical work off to others