VIBRANT DevotionalS

December 1, 2022

A chronic case of making decisions for others

I remember the first time a senior leader turned and asked “Anna, what do you think?” At that moment, I was grateful for the chance to share my perspective. I’ve never been someone who didn’t have an opinion. Ask my mother and surely she…
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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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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

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Embodying the Message

June 14, 2022
2 Corinthians 5:11-21. Delegates from the forty-nine classes (geographical regions) of the Christian Reformed Church are gathered in Grand Rapids, Michigan for Synod 2022. The delegates have been chosen by