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Why I’m Investing Myself In Coaching School

One night in late December, the plans I’d cooked up for 2023 evaporated before the ball dropped on New Year’s Eve. With the decks cleared of clutter, one exciting option remained—Vibrant Faith’s 12-week Ministry Leadership Coaching School. The school is led by Vibrant Faith’s Director of Coaching Services, Jim LaDoux, and Dr. Felix Villanueva, a Master …

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What We’re Learning: Shifting From Innovation to Reinvention

By Jim MerhautVibrant Faith CoachICF-Certified Coach The practices we follow as Christian people have a profound shaping influence on our life—the ways we gather, pray, worship, care, and serve have the power to form our identity. But over time, as we all know, our habitual practices can devolve into stale routines. That’s why Vibrant Faith’s …

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Reachable Reconciliation: A 30-Day Jumpstart

By Fred Oduyoye and Rick Lawrence A popular Christian blogger just posted a curated list of 10 out-of-the-ordinary New Year’s resolutions—one of them is: “Make a plan to seek racial justice and healing.” Of course, that sounds like something we’d all like to “resolve”—but how do you go about “making a plan” for something so broad and deep? …

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How Young People Experience God

By Dr. Nancy Going,the Rev. Dr. Tanya Campen, andRick Lawrence  A conversation between two researchers, Dr. Nancy Going and the Rev. Dr. Tanya Campen, on the surprising foundations of “meaning-making” and how young people experience God among children and adolescents. This is the kickoff for a month-long series of posts on the important takeaways from this research, …

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What to Do About Unconscious Bias… In Yourself

By Fred Oduyoye and Rick Lawrence This week we’ve had two epic examples of unconscious bias (“social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness”)… Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of The View, and Joe Rogan, controversial host of the podcast The Joe Rogan Experience, both made highly public comments that “outed” their unconscious bias. In …

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