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..

Budget, schmudget: Thoughts for creating a budget for your ministry program

By Marissa Letscher July 2, 2019

I loathe budgets. Wouldn't it be fabulous if money just grew on trees?! Alas, that is not reality,..

The summertime family connection conundrum

By Valerie Fulton June 20, 2019

You have the best of intentions for keeping your parent and child group together during the..

Flat Jesus is HERE!

By Sparkhouse June 17, 2019

Welcome to the Flat Jesus project! Whether you participated last summer or are just joining us,..

Negotiating salary and benefits

By Rebecca Ninke June 11, 2019

There’s no need for a blog post on negotiating salary… you work for a church, so obviously you..

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