VIBRANT ConsistoryS

August 8, 2022

Is Your Church Running at the Speed of Apple?

Andrew Root’s book The Congregation in a Secular Age takes us on a journey in time – or, more accurately, who tells time. The Church as Time Keeper In the Middle Ages, the church was the timekeeper. The church defined the rhythms of life,…
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Taking fresh steps
to a God-given,
hope-filled
future!

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We Need a Team

December 14, 2021
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

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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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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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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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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,