Ministry

The Light of the World

By David M. Baumann Anyone who has been a pastor for any length of time has seen God acting in the lives of people in ways that amaze and delight. I certainly have my share of such stories from nearly half a... Read More...

Which Maintenance, Whose Mission?

By Sam Keyes Several weeks ago, a clergy acquaintance online posted a provocative observation that “maintenance is mission.” This is a priest in charge of a parish of historical note, and his argument was th... Read More...

Some Thoughts on Thriving as a Church

By Kristine Blaess Part of what makes leading a church so dynamic and exciting is that, within our ministries, we lead at least three different sorts of organizations. Each one comes with its own needs and i... Read More...

How Do We Lead When We Make the News?

By Kristine Blaess Last week, the county in which I serve made the national news in a ProPublica article that alleges systemic racial bias in our county’s juvenile justice system. At least eleven elementary-... Read More...

The Parish as a School of Friendship

By Victor Lee Austin I am the author of Friendship: The Heart of Being Human, which aims to do a lot of things, one of which is to highlight the central role of friendship in Scripture. This is my thesis: Go... Read More...