A life of activism requires a contemplative basis: not making demands on God, but learning to say "Yes."
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For churches seeking to engage in community ministry, it’s vital to get people out of the pews and into the community. Consultant Joy Skjegstad offers some ideas for leaders who seek to mobilize people by identifying their gifts and passions and offering opportunities to use those gifts.
Christianity, like Judaism before us, is not primarily a matter of feelings. We have to be transformed and conformed to God.
People who ask you whether they are called to ministry, especially younger people, aren’t really evaluating a career option. They are looking for a way to spend their lives for the love of all that is holy.
“What distractions in your life are pulling you away from God?” It was a transformative question for me. My distractions are not tasks but attitudes.