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With collaboration and clear communication, bivocational ministry can be an opportunity to innovate and thrive, says a professor and counselor for ministers.
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The future of ministry is multivocational. How can we imagine a model of multivocational ministry that is less about simply making ends meet and more about pursuing passions and engaging creativity?
Poet and writer Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros and her daughter, Brooklyn Yesenia Cisneros. Hinojosa-Cisneros says a story can be a thread between generations. Photo by Erasmo Cisneros
When the church uses storytelling, it becomes a shared space where each person is a part of history, writes a poet and author.
As a ‘faith liaison’ for San Antonio, the ELCA minister connects the city government to its faith community through activating partnerships and networking.
In the preacher and former UMC bishop’s memoir, he reflects on his vocation and how God’s calling him changed his life.
Participants in programs at the Boston Faith & Justice Network are empowered to take concrete action, such as tending fields, to transform communities. Photos courtesy of BFJN
Through various programs on economic discipleship, the Boston Faith & Justice Network is inspiring Christians to put biblical values into practice, including rethinking how they’re spending their time and money.
You can identify an organization's values through its organizational charts, budgets and calendars. Illustration by Jessamyn Rubio
Nathan Kirkpatrick: Christian discipleship and ethics as learning to love the right things in the right ways
Our individual and institutional structures, budgets and calendars reflect our true priorities, writes the managing director of Alban at Duke Divinity School.
When a pastor and his congregation found that their practice of daily Bible study was not working for them anymore, they adapted their spiritual formation.
Female divers off the coast of Korea often hold their breath for several minutes at a time. When they emerge for air, they first exhale, emitting a distinctive cry, and then breathe in. Image from LisaSee.com/Financial Times
Korean sea divers exhale before they inhale, modeling a crucial pattern for sustaining the Christian life: exhaling for rest before inhaling for work.
Sister Jane Meuse, Elandria Williams, Rachel Plattus and Sister Lorita Moffatt gather for conversation during a residency in which young adults lived at the Sisters of Mercy's convent to learn about their way of life. Photo courtesy of Nuns & Nones
A six-month convent residency in California gave a group of millennials a window into communal living and discipline.