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Why Socktober?

My father-in-law has a number of life-truths that he adheres to and shares regularly.  One of his most strongly-held beliefs is, “If your feet aren’t comfortable, you aren’t comfortable.” I would add to this truth, “If your feet aren’t warm, then you aren’t warm.” That is why we are collecting socks in October to share …

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Eight Classes They Should Be Teaching in Seminary, but Aren’t

As the face of ministry changes, our seminaries are still teaching things like Hebrew and Greek and Medieval Theology, when what pastors really need are the tools to help them succeed in today’s ministry landscape. Here are some suggestions for changes in curriculum: Basic Plumbing and Carpentry This class will teach you basic skills such …

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What if salvation isn’t found in Trivia Night or Indiegogo?

Like many churches, we struggle with funding the mission and ministry we feel called to, so we’re always looking for new sources. Since our folks are pretty good at giving what they have to give, and no one has even sent a response from the last three grants we’ve applied for, we’re starting to get creative. …

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Seven Things that Aren’t Reasons to Leave Your Church

While leaving a faith community should never be done on a whim, there are good, valid, theological and philosophical reasons for leaving a church. The reasons below are not any of them. You don’t agree with everything the pastor says in his/her sermon Join the club. No one is going to agree with what the pastor says …

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