If Only I Knew…

If Only I Knew…

By: Karen Horst So, one night I went to sleep, and the world changed around me.  How could I ever have imagined that the landscape for Christian Education would be so dramatically different compared to when I first started working in the field?  If only someone had...
Retreat!

Retreat!

By: Susan Hetrick Once the province of mystics and monks, spiritual retreats have become common practice in mainstream Christian churches. However, in some cases, mystics might have a tough time recognizing what passes for a retreat today. I was invited to speak at a...
Is there Anybody Out There I Can Talk to?

Is there Anybody Out There I Can Talk to?

By: Karl Westerhof “I mean, like, you know, somebody who’s wise and experienced, and who gets me?” Are you talking about a pastor?  A therapist?  A guru? “I think I want a mentor.” Whatever made you think of that? “I don’t know; I just hear about mentoring from...
My First Five Years…

My First Five Years…

By: Nakisha DeJong The words “God doesn’t call the equipped, but equips the called” hold a special significance in my life. Growing up in the church, I was exposed to the drama and conflict  that often come with helping in ministry, so I told God I never wanted to...
An Educator Survival Kit

An Educator Survival Kit

By: Anne Wilson Are there days when you feel like you’re barely hanging on?  Do you ever feel like you don’t have the energy to attend another meeting? After a tough Sunday morning, do you wonder where to turn for renewal and strength? Being an introvert I don’t often...