Featured Posts

  • How comfortable I became

    Posted Jul 07, 2016 | Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs

    My goals were to reconnect in relationship with my daughters and find renewal for ministry and soul through Celtic spirituality and Irish landscape. The program allowed me to spend three weeks with my daughter who had previously lived out of the country for eight years. We were able to share significant time together and reconnect in new ways. Unplugging from 24/7 ministry for an extended period was essential for my continuance in ministry.

    Read Post | Comments (0)
  • Encountering the good news in your newsfeed

    Posted May 12, 2016 | New Media Project

    By Sister Julie Vieira | Billboards and signs are all around us! On my short 1.7 mile commute each day I pass by a stream of messages advertising everything from hamburgers to deals on car insurance. It’s not always easy to connect with each and every message but once in a while I hit upon one that is exactly what I need! (What? The International Cat Show here in Toledo??) Social media can sometimes feel like driving by billboard after billboard, sign after sign, message after message.

    Read Post | Comments (1)
  • My life as a pastor spouse

    Posted May 11, 2016 | Academy of Preaching and Celebration

    By Sonia Vorster | Looking back over my life as the spouse of a pastor, I remember the excitement when my husband stepped into his calling. I immediately began to search for the dos and don’ts for my role because I knew nothing of the duties or behavioral patterns of a pastor’s spouse. Though I did not find anything in my research in the scriptures, I did know that I would become a "First Lady" and that gave me joy.

    Read Post | Comments (3)

Featured News

  • Posted May 25, 2016 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    PEN hosts second Pastoral Residency School

    The second Pastoral Excellence Network (PEN) Pastoral Residency School convened on April 25-27 at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. Pastoral residencies provide opportunities for newly or about to be ordained clergy to have a ministry experience in a congregation, supported by mentoring and intentional learning and pastoral formation experiences.

    Read More
  • Posted May 18, 2016 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    Deep Calls to Deep Launching at Virginia Theological Seminary!

    On Saturday, April 30, Pastoral Excellence Network (PEN) Director Larry Peers led a training session for Peer Guides in Virginia Theological Seminary’s new Deep Calls to Deep: A Program to Strengthen Episcopal Preaching.

    Read More
  • Posted May 16, 2016 | New Media Project

    Introducing The Storebox

    We are delighted to announce that The Storebox is now live. The New Media Project Storebox is a place to gather as many different “case studies” as we can of what Christians are doing in the vast, expanding, intimate, connected, and interconnected landscape of digital media. It is a repository of Christian “experiments” in new and digital media.

    Read More
  • More News

Video Gallery

FT-5 Preaching Mistakes-Intro
.. Academy of Preaching and Celebration

Introduction to The Five Most Common Preaching Mistakes series, by Frank A. Thomas.
Watch on YouTube.

MLK
.. Center for Pastoral Excellence

MLK Jr. “I have a dream” speech video: produced by Salt Project, WFYI, and CTS
Watch on YouTube

Ideas For Social Media
.. New Media Project

Nadia Bolz-Weber, Eugene Cho, and Tony Lee share best ideas for social media (short)
Watch on YouTube

Initiatives

Featured Publications

Events

Nav