A Fresh Look at Protection Policies

A Fresh Look at Protection Policies

By: At Myers Park, the church where I serve, we’ve had a Child and Youth Protection (CYP) Policy for years. It includes all the elements recommended by experts: sections on screening employees and volunteers; training; guidelines for reporting and responding to...
A Fresh Look at APCE

A Fresh Look at APCE

By: Zeta Lamberson What did you think? How did it go? Did that work? These are questions we ask after a party, a committee meeting, a small group, a conversation to solve a problem, a worship service, an annual event. As educators we know and value the process of...
Resources for Refreshing Your Ministry

Resources for Refreshing Your Ministry

By: Mary E. Speedy Joy Together: Spiritual Practices for Your Congregation, Lynne M. Baab. WJK, 2012. In this book, instead of addressing individual approaches to spiritual direction, the author offers help to leaders as they seek to involve small groups or the...
Creativity as a Starting Place

Creativity as a Starting Place

By: Shawna Bowman When God began to create the heavens and the earth—the earth was without shape or form, it was dark over the deep sea, and God’s wind swept over the waters—God said, “Let there be light.” And so light appeared. —Genesis 1:1-3 (Common English Bible)...