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Don’t Lose Connection and Community During the Summer

Meredith Mahon Morris July 12, 2017

The summer can make participation in special activities and even attendance to weekly church events slim. Many churches simply end weekday activities during the summer months and take a break from small group meetings. However, this leaves lots of families feeling disconnected while their life and needs continue during the summer. Although lots of families… Continue Reading »

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Cultivating a Well-Rounded Ministry

John Gilman May 4, 2017

Piloting a helicopter demands one’s complete attention to control the madness of the multiple parts of the machine. Pilots lean on 3 dimensional thinking to navigate the constant roll, pitch and yaw and move in the desired direction. It reminds me of the skills needed to operating a successful church. Cultivating a well rounded ministry… Continue Reading »

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Good Samaritan Episcopal Church: A Church Without Walls

Rain Soles March 13, 2017

Good Samaritan Episcopal Church in Brownsburg, IN, a suburb of Indianapolis, has purposed to live out their mission of becoming “Followers of Jesus with open minds and hearts to serve.” They are a growing community of open-minded and open-hearted Christians who seek to do what Jesus did, love and accept people from all walks of life.  Unlike most churches, Good… Continue Reading »

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First Church Sterling Heights Focuses on Building Stronger Community

Rain Soles February 23, 2017

We are excited for our ministry partners, First Church Sterling Heights, and how they are reaching their goals of building community. Sterling Heights is a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. First Church was founded in 1962 by Carl and Mary Hill, retired seniors who had a burdened heart to minister to children.  As fate would have… Continue Reading »

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Finding Community in 2017

Meredith Mahon Morris January 19, 2017

It isn’t hard to find an article or study that proves the benefits found in living in community with others. Healthy friendships have been found to have a positive impact on a person’s physical health, mental clarity, positive decision making, emotional health, self-esteem and even lengthened lifespan! So why do so many of us find… Continue Reading »

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December’s Ups and Downs

Rain Soles December 12, 2016

The holiday season is the best and worst time of year. Many love it. They see family, buy gifts, and enjoy special traditions, meals and moments, but many dread it. The season reminds them of broken relationships, family strife, missed opportunities, and financial stress. Just after Thanksgiving, the daughter of a good friend of mine… Continue Reading »

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Energize Community Stewardship with Favorite Activities

Jan Jasmin December 1, 2016

Knowing where your congregation’s interests lie is an important part of the generosity equation. When you’re asking them to volunteer their time, contribute money or take part in community outreach programs, you’ll get a greater and more committed response when you ask them to do something they enjoy. Learning the activities and hobbies that are… Continue Reading »

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