Lessons from the Pandemic

By Rebecca Ninke July 2, 2020

Many of us have lost friends and loved ones as a result of COVID-19. So many people have had their..

Learning from Each Other Across Difference

By Rebecca Ninke June 9, 2020

When I was a high school kid growing up in South Dakota, a term on a state-wide youth board got me..

This Cloistered Moment

By Ruth Sall May 7, 2020

The time of COVID-19 has changed our lives in ways we never would have imagined a couple of months..

5 Steps to Make Your Congregation More Autism Friendly

By Linnea Peterson April 30, 2020

We recognize that this is an unusual and even unprecedented time to be doing ministry. This post..

Supporting Families in Divorce

By Marissa Letscher March 17, 2020

We recognize that this is an unusual and even unprecedented time to be doing ministry. This post..

Deepening Connections Virtually in Times of Uncertainty

By Elizabeth Hood March 12, 2020

Things are being canceled—free time I didn’t know I would have allows me to slow down a bit.

Work..

Making Ash Wednesday Services Accessible to Families

By Reverend Anne Edison-Albright February 6, 2020

Blow the trumpet in Zion;

   sanctify a fast;

call a solemn assembly;

   gather the people.

..

What Young People Need to Hear around Valentine's Day

By Sparkhouse February 4, 2020

Valentine’s Day is coming up! For elementary-age kids, Valentine’s Day likely means they’ll..

Preparing for Martin Luther King Day

By Sparkhouse January 14, 2020

Next week is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some of us will have the day off; sometime this week or..

Effectively addressing conflict in your church

By Rebecca Ninke July 9, 2019

The Schism of a Congregation 

Some years ago, I was asked to preach in a lovely congregation that..

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