An associate pastor discovers the joy of accompanying people across actual thresholds with liturgical loving care.
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The Rev. Dr. Heber M. Brown III has leveraged his church's garden into a multi-state network that connects black churches, black-owned farms, markets and consumers. Photos courtesy of Black Church Food Security Network
The Black Church Food Security Network promotes long-term economic empowerment among black farmers and congregations while addressing issues of health, food accessibility and self-determination.
Ulysses Burley III lights a candle during an interfaith prayer service during the 2016 International AIDS Conference. Photo courtesy of Ulysses Burley III
We cannot cure HIV in the United States without people of faith standing up against the stigma, the founder of a faith and human rights organization, UBtheCure, says.
Earlier this year, Alfred Street Baptist Church encouraged people to participate in a churchwide fast called "Seek 2019." Image courtesy of Alfred Street Baptist Church
More than 4,000 members of Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, committed to a new spiritual discipline earlier this year.
When a Michigan pastor realized that his accountability group was too big, he came up with a new solution -- pairs.
Theological education is invaluable to those who suffer and care for the suffering, says a professor of theology who teaches nursing students.
Like runners, ministers benefit when they learn healthy habits that allow them to pause and experience restoration from concerns and fatigue and be refilled by the spirit of God. Bigstock/Dean Drobot
Mike Cope: Contemplation, relationships, emotional maturity and self-care are key to pastoral thriving
Theological training doesn’t offer ministers everything they need to flourish. Pastoral peer groups that develop additional competencies can fill the gap, writes a minister who is director of ministry outreach at Pepperdine University.
To acquire the resilience necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing world, pastors need people, practices and purpose, says the director of the Resilient Leaders Project.
Our culture prizes meaningful work, and a lot of it. What does that mean for pastors whose desks are actually altars?
A walkway at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve in Pennsylvania, which author L. Roger Owens visited, alone and with his family, over the course of a year. Photo by Rachel Handel
Instead of sinking into the feeling of being stuck, a seminary professor set a goal of taking 40 walks to mark his 40th birthday. He then wrote essays about the experience, reflecting on the burdens and the surprises of the middle stage of life.