Started by a young woman wanting simply to live out the gospel, loving her neighbor as herself, Laundry Matters is a vibrant community center and more. It’s church-as-laundromat, laundromat-as-church.
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After visiting multiple churches, a potential congregant found the secret of how to choose her new church home: a congregation made her feel welcome.
Developing a leadership pathway for people in his congregation helped an associate pastor avoid the last-minute scramble to fill open positions. The six-month process includes prayer, reading, discussion and discernment.
The church should be at the vanguard of a much-needed revolution in caretaking and the raising of children, says a young mother of four. We own the groundwork, the history and the theology of care.
An Episcopal priest and longtime runner wonders what would happen if church was a ‘spiritual training center,’ a place that combines a drop-in feel with an established routine and considers anew how and why we gather together.
There’s no perfect church. So embrace what you have by practicing gratitude, writes a lay leader.
As she hovers over her toddling 15-month-old daughter, a seminary professor learns that leading and following are frequently intertwined. Watching, listening, paying close attention, this hybrid form of leadership follows life.
With my gifts, experiences and limitations, how can I make my best contribution to your organization right now? Asking this question is the first step in discerning whether you are the right person and this is the right time to volunteer to serve.