VIBRANT CouncilsS

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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Rescuing the Gospel from The Cowboys 2

December 13, 2021
John Fowler, “Navajo Code Talker Memorial.” Copyright 2014, John Fowler. Licensed under Creative Commons. No changes made. Navajo Code Talkers were essential to the allied victory in the Pacific. They

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Rescuing the Gospel from the Cowboys

December 6, 2021
Photo: Unsplash.com Is your congregation living in a strange land? My wife is a professor at a public university. In her work, she encounters many different people from many backgrounds.

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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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Sign Me Up To Lose More

April 3, 2021
Congregations long to get back to February 2020, but a recent Gallup poll (U.S. Congregations) shows that 2020 is the end of a significant 20-year decline in church membership. To

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Envisioning Life Together: A Simple Tool Part 2

March 28, 2021
What does life together look like in your congregation? Can members describe it? In Part 2 of Creating a Life Together picture, we discover a pathway to a deeper understanding

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Envisioning Life Together: A Simple Tool for your Congregation

March 19, 2021
If you ask a member of the congregation for a picture of living life together, could they describe the picture? Would they envision that life together in a way that

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Three Podcasts to Make you Into a Masterpiece

March 14, 2021
Paul writes stunning words in Ephesians, For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us

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Beanie Babies and Staying Engaged in God’s Mission

March 5, 2021
Most of our homes are scattered with the leftovers of our desire to be part of something bigger than ourselves. Those of us who are older may even bump into