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  So, you’re planning a mission trip? That’s an amazing opportunity for you and your congregation. Working hard to help others is a road everyone should take. However, these things take money. While it’s always a worthwhile cause, it can be difficult to get together all the monies needed to take the trip. If you’re
My lament:   Waiting. No one likes waiting. Maybe least of all me. I’ve waited for my entire life to see your Church reflect your heart to see men and women lead your people. Equally. With skillful hands and integrity of heart .  I’ve waited for your Church to wake up and get it
  Can the church find hope again?   I’m heartbroken, in shock and saddened. Rachel Held Evans, one of the pinnacles of Progressive Christianity, met Jesus face-to-face yesterday. She dared us to see the world from the stance of Christ and be His hands and feet.   Her words are threaded throughout my thesis and
  It is not easy to be in full-time ministry as a single woman.   The problem is that the church perpetuates marriage as the pinnacle of spiritual maturity. They also assume that all leadership should come with a wedding ring. Why? Why does the church force many into marriage? Most fear that singles will
  Each Facebook status declares our abstinence – bearing the glamour of false pride and modern spirituality. We sit around and stare at blank screens – scrolling through the list of piety – measuring our choices against others. Are we fasting enough? Are we looking holy enough?   As I search through endless posts –
  The practice of gratitude is a powerful thing.   Gratitude is defined noun – the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return the kindness.   For a while, I found myself stuck in addiction, slight depression, and constant anxiety. Starting this gratitude practice early on, recovery has made a
  Welcome to the new kids on the block. Millennials are still experiencing a strong schism within the workplace and fighting their way to the table, but Generation Z is making its way to the interview. This year marks the first year that Generation Z will vote, enter into the workforce, and contribute their voice
    The root of Christianity is to walk in a Christ-like way. Jesus was a compassionate man who ate and worked with all members of society, never fearing those who endured the most trauma and hardships, even if it meant they displayed signs that some may deem as unworthy to society at large.  
  The aroma of organic coffee beans, fresh hair gel, and musky cologne waft through the air and beckon me to step into the modern amphitheater.   The lights grow dim and the crowds push forward, yet the volunteers stand their ground like sentinels at their post – no one blinks and no one moves.
  Your calling will never be easy. Most times, it will be uncomfortable.   We live in a culture that sensationalizes “purpose”. Somehow, we’ve come to believe that this elusive concept is the missing link to an assurance of fulfillment, riches, and comfort. However, anyone who has embarked on a journey to find their purpose