Sirens and Warning Signs

One morning on my drive into work, I was in traffic, on the interstate, that was inching along—three lanes in each direction, barely moving.  I heard a siren in the distance, I looked in my rear-view mirror, I could not see lights flashing and I noticed that no one...

It’s time for action, but what action?

The latest research from the ongoing, multi-year, Hartford Institute study on American congregational life (FACT, 2015) confirms what most people involved in the life of a church already know. Most American congregations find themselves in a challenging situation:...

November 9, 2016

by Beth Kennett Today, the Church—and any community that encourages belonging, love and acceptance—has an opportunity to boldly step into the present and lead the way into the future. Today, I embrace this idea more strongly than other days. Today, our nation, with...