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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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  • Community formation and social media: Four principles for nurturing community

    Posted Sep 02, 2014 | New Media Project

    By Jim Rice | Years ago, I was a member of an intentional Christian community in what was then a poor inner-city neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Community members met regularly to worship, discern and process community decisions, share meals, and sometimes just have fun together. At times the conversations among us were difficult and challenging, especially when conflicts or serious disagreements arose.

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  • Hidden identity: Untold stories of pastors’ wives book review

    Posted Aug 25, 2014 | Academy of Preaching and Celebration

    By Joyce Thomas | I read everything I can find written on clergy spouses. From time to time on this blog, I will offer a book review. There are various genres including clergy spouses’ autobiographical stories, and stories they tell about others like them. Many of these books are self-published and express an intense desire to help other clergy spouses on critical issues.

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