I believe Jesus has spoken to us words that now echo through the wisdom of Bishop Woods; we must learn to bend without breaking. There is a certain unforced rhythm or pace that emerges when heeding these words, and I am looking forward to further unpacking this theme with each one of you who will be attending the APCE Annual Event this January.
You said “yes” to the call to serve as a Sunday school teacher, but now what? This workshop will explore the call to serve as it takes you beyond preparing the Sunday school lesson.
Advocate Ministry Team members reached out to Annual Event 2023 Workshop Leaders to tell us more about what they are looking forward to offering in their workshops.
Everywhere, the Spirit whispers: Let go. Grieve. Walk and work with me. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.
When we, the church, reach out to help others, we tend to follow traditional protocols–as if assistance is one size fits all. And why would we not? After all, all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to God’s purpose, right? (Romans 8:28)
Imagine that a more just world is possible. A world without poverty is possible. But first, WE have to imagine it.
Whenever we meet someone new, invariably we find ourselves asking the question, “So, what kind of work do you do?” It’s a natural inquiry that expresses a curiosity about the other person, helps us establish rapport and usually gives us a place to start building a relationship. Yet, in a subtle but very real way, that question of what someone does reveals who we tend to be as a people and how we view ourselves and others.
This summer, The Advocate has been highlighting resources – our Top Five Favorites to support and sustain faith formation and ministry. We close this series thinking about self-care. How do we nurture our own faith? What activities have nurtured our soul in this past year? The four of us at the Advocate share our self-care and faith nurturing, and we invite you to fill in Number 5. What has been the thing that has nurtured your soul?
five favourite web-based resources for faith formation