Hearing From Our Youth During COVID-19

by Christy Williams A youth worker’s spring and summer are traditionally filled with planning meetings, permission form retrieval, special gatherings, conferences, camps, and mission trips. During this spring and summer, in the midst of a global pandemic when churches...
APCE: Training and advocating for educators

APCE: Training and advocating for educators

By: “For centuries the church has faced difficult situations with great integrity and faithfulness. We are people of faith—not fear. Let us join together in faith to sustain thoughtful and equitable ways to address the current crisis and to support and meet the needs...
Theological frameworks for relationship building

Theological frameworks for relationship building

By: I’ve been in a number of conversations recently with persons lamenting what they see as the de-valuing of relationships taking place in our time and culture in North America. Indeed, so many contemporary processes seem to undermine the focus and cultivation...
Connections in the body of Christ

Connections in the body of Christ

By: In our cell-phone, Internet, Facebook world, connections are important. We connect with family and friends, even strangers. The goal is to link, to find out what others are doing and to let others know what we are doing. When we are deprived of our media outlets,...
Real community

Real community

By: I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. (John 13:34–35, NRSV) When my wife and I moved to...