faith formation

Online Formation with Angela Gorrell

(NOTE: We asked Angela Gorrell, author of Always On, to work with churches in our Thriving Congregations project as they sought

The Jesus Net

Earlier this week I met with a friend who’s recently moved into the lead pastor role at his church, after

Hope and Expect

By Denise UtterVibrant Faith Coaching Team As August tails off into September, I often reflect back to my teacher days.

Making the Save

In soccer (and in hockey), the goalie is often the difference-maker. And metaphorically, the goalie plays a role on the

stages of spiritual growth

Stages of Spiritual Growth

Over the past two years we’ve experienced what many are calling “indifference,” relative to our spiritual life. With anxiety, crisis,

What We’re Learning: The Great Reset

By Dr. Nancy GoingDirector of Research & Resource Development Leaders across the Christian Church are wondering if this season of pandemic

Jacques Ellul & the Importance of Attachment

By Rick LawrenceVibrant Faith Executive Director The late Jacques Ellul, author of The Technological Society (the seminal work on our relationship with technology),

Living in the Un-Normal

By Fred Oduyoye and Rick Lawrence In the days after the Resurrection, our conventional narrative is that the disciples of Jesus are consumed