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  • Excellence in pastoral ministry depends upon dependence

    Posted Sep 18, 2014 | Center for Pastoral Excellence

    By Howard Cassidy-Moffatt | “If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly,” contended G.K. Chesterton. By that he meant we shouldn’t hesitate to undertake some daunting thing just because we may not achieve grand success or may not be fledged experts (fully or otherwise). He also wanted to assert that amateurs—in the strictest sense of the word (people who do what they love to do)—are apt to fail from time to time but that the efforts themselves are worthy.

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  • Community formation and social media: Nurturing one another online

    Posted Sep 16, 2014 | New Media Project

    By Lisa Marchal | About seven years ago, I returned from nine months abroad doing coursework for professional enrichment. When I returned from this extraordinary experience, I was changed. I was also worried and rudderless. I had given up years of parsonage life to take this early-career detour, so I was essentially homeless.

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  • Covenant renewal

    Posted Sep 11, 2014 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    By Christina Braudaway-Bauman | Every September, my clergy community of practice begins a new church year together by renewing our covenant. We tend to the vitality of our group as we review our life together. We ask ourselves to consider what it is about our meetings that we want to reaffirm or revise. What promises do we want to make to each other as we move forward?

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