Sanctuary Church

Sanctuary Church

By: Jocelyn (J.C.) Cadwallader Throughout history, Jesus—through the people of God—has provided safe haven to those vulnerable under the laws and customs of the time. In the years before the American Civil War, churches provided safety for enslaved people seeking...
Spiritual Practices for Congregations

Spiritual Practices for Congregations

By: Lynne Baab After church on Sunday, a family prays together for the upcoming week. A small group sets aside a day to fast and pray for one of their members who has cancer. A congregation buys copies of a Lenten devotional so everyone can spend time each day reading...
Ministry in a changing world

Ministry in a changing world

By: Newell Krogmann We live in a changing world. We have church websites, instant access to information via the Internet, smart phones, text messaging, Facebook, the ability to easily project words and images as we do Christian education and as we worship. The list...
Lost in transition

Lost in transition

By: Derek Atkins If all the recent articles, books, blogs, and statistical studies are right, around two-thirds of the teens in our congregations are going to disconnect with the life of the church, and maybe even their Christian faith, as they make their way through...