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The Joyful Journey: When all that is solid melts into air

8/3/2021

In the midst of the maelstrom we find ourselves in, we need to engage in deep dialogue about our identity, our mission, our vision, and our values.


Maintaining and preserving church records

8/3/2021

What do you do with all those church records? Here's a look at how they may used and why it's important to develop a record retention policy.


The Joyful Journey: When all that is solid melts into air

8/3/2021

In the midst of the maelstrom we find ourselves in, we need to engage in deep dialogue about our identity, our mission, our vision, and our values.


Learning to ask for money standing up

7/16/2021

Rev. Rachael Warner shares how a struggling church she served changed the way they looked at finances and generosity.


July 4 reflections

7/5/2021

Bishop Bard reflects on both the accomplishments and failings of the United States and shares his desire for an America for all, not just for the sake of our country but for the sake of the work of God in the world.


The Joyful Journey: Heading for Annual Conference

6/10/2021

Bishop Bard reminisces about annual conferences past and talks about how each year this gathering serves as a means of grace, even when it happens virtually.


Saving the past for the future

5/20/2021

It's important for congregations to preserve for future generations records that document the ways they shifted their methods and ministry over the past year.


The Joyful Journey: Hanging on and keeping going

5/6/2021

In these difficult days, we hang on by faith and trust that in Christ, all things will hold together.


The Joyful Journey: In the midst of life

4/21/2021

Bishop David Bard explores the various deaths we experience in the midst of life—and reminds us that we are Easter people who know that resurrection is coming.


Holy Week: A Week of Wonder

3/25/2021

Bishop David Bard explores how Holy Week is a week of wonder—and notes that Easter becomes the beginning and the end of all our wondering.


5 reasons to make much of post-COVID fall 2021

3/18/2021

Now is the time to plan for your church to show radical hospitality and invite your community post-COVID. Here are five reasons to make much of this fall.


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