In a new book, three colleagues share practices they developed and then lived into as they re-envisioned their work. The disciplines are useful to individuals discerning their purpose, to the mentors who walk beside them and to leaders of organizational change.
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The author leads a worship workshop at the Duke Youth Academy. Photo courtesy of Duke Youth Academy / Casey Brewer
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The pastor and psychologist leads a project that helps seminaries evaluate their goals of spiritual formation.
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Christian Wiman speaks at a Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts conference. Photo courtesy of DITA/Jordan Haywood
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In a collaborative environment, teammates show and share their work and are valued for their expertise. iStock / Zinkevych
Leadership based on collaboration benefits everyone involved. And the work improves, too.
Carol Edwards, second from left, whose mother was one of the people whose medical debt was forgiven by a coalition of Chicago churches, worships at Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago. At far left is Monica Brown Moss, first lady of Trinity UCC. Photo by Dawn R. Stephens, Trinity UCC
By fundraising and buying the medical debt of strangers, a group of Chicago congregations and the nonprofit RIP Medical Debt bring relief during the holiday season.
The author and speaker addresses the theology and history that informed the exploration of the New World -- and what it means to repent of America’s unjust foundation.
José Chicas, the founding pastor of Iglesia Evangelica Jesus el Pan de Vida in Raleigh, North Carolina, talks about his time living in sanctuary. Photo by Pilar Timpane
As Christmas approaches, a pastor in long-term sanctuary reflects on waiting, faith and family.