COVID burst into our homes without our consent, upending nearly every part of our lives. Very quickly, where we worked, how we moved and what was safe became unclear, especially for queer clergy, writes the executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches.
How do you plan for tomorrow in a fractured, fast-moving and ever-evolving world? asks the founding director of Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
As we resume connection, our fears ease and contemplation becomes possible, a priest and a psychologist write.
Congregations should see with new eyes as they re-envision ministries in a world reshaped by twin pandemics, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
A practice to promote well-being offers the possibility of joy despite brokenness, writes the director of the Thriving Congregations Coordination Program at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Recognizing the harms done by the last two years, a psychologist who specializes in the intersection of faith and mental health offers some practices to help churches reconnect as communities.
A supportive space for pastors where they don’t have to explain their work can be key in preventing isolation in ministry.
As churches were forced online, researchers found that congregations actually began to dial into the local needs of their communities.