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  • Equipping pastors’ spouses for their role in ministry

    Posted Aug 10, 2017 | Academy of Preaching and Celebration

    By Joyce Thomas | Recently, I came across a book entitled The Identification of Essential Components for Equipping Pastors’ Wives for Ministry by Tara Rawls-Jenkins, a pastor’s wife. In her book, she suggests that the role of being a clergy wife is more successful when training is available.

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  • Growing in leadership

    Posted Apr 04, 2017 | Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs

    The impact of the Clergy Renewal Program on Trinity congregation has been positive and strong. Lay persons were empowered, and the parish was stable both during Rev. King’s renewal leave and all of the other clergy and staff changes. Some have stated that the careful planning by our sabbatical committee contributed to the congregation’s success.

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  • New media materials

    Posted Mar 27, 2017 | New Media Project

    By Nick Buck | I recently had the pleasure of leading a workshop on behalf of the New Media Project, sponsored by the Center for Congregations and held at Christian Theological Seminary, on new media and ministry. Throughout my presentation, I referenced and used a few resources I want to make readily available here.

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