Managing Versus Resolving Healthy Church Tensions

Managing Versus Resolving Healthy Church Tensions

  Some ministry tensions that exist in congregations cannot always be resolved, nor should they be.  Instead, these tensions- often referred to as polarities- must be communicated clearly and managed. Polarities exists when leaders must choose among more than one good...
Stories from C3: An End of Summer Update

Stories from C3: An End of Summer Update

  Our C3 churches are enjoying a busy Summer as they begin to implement their plans to build creative cultures of calling in their local congregations. It’s been exciting to learn about the different strategies, programs, and emphases that each church has committed to...
C3: Creating a Culture of Calling: June Update

C3: Creating a Culture of Calling: June Update

  One of the things we’ve learned already in Vibrant Faith’s new exploration of “calling” funded through The Lilly Endowment’s Lives of Meaning and Purpose Granting Initiative is that calling is never once and for all; calling has seasons.  So now, as the mercury is...
Twenty-First Century Adult Faith Formation

Twenty-First Century Adult Faith Formation

Click Here for a pdf version By John Roberto (jroberto@lifelongfaith.com) The typical congregational adult faith formation program is a “one-size-fits-all” program—a Lenten speaker series, a small group renewal program, a Bible study program, a retreat experience, to...
Because God is Always Calling

Because God is Always Calling

Hello Friends! Did you know that for many Christians, the reality that they are “CALLED” by God is not even on their radar screen? And that “calling” is not just for people in ministry, but for ALL OF US? AND that we have multiple callingS, and...
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