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Pray for our farmers

9/5/2019

Bishop Ough urges congregations to raise awareness about the farm crisis, to pray for farm families, and to offer support and assistance to those impacted.


Easter message: ‘Pray with your eyes wide open’

4/18/2019

Bishop Ough invites us to look for change, for hope, and for signs of Christ’s victory over death “with eyes wide open” in anticipation of the future.


Helping your congregation heal after General Conference

4/10/2019

These suggestions are designed to help congregants process what happened at General Conference and focus on being in ministry together.


3 key advisors you should have in your corner

4/8/2019

There are three key advisors that all clergy should have in their corner: a financial planner, an accountant, and an attorney.


Why I stay

4/4/2019

Rev. Cindy Gregorson reflects on why she stays in the denomination at a time when the church seems out of step of what she believes we are called to do and be.


Leading in a time of high conflict

4/2/2019

Rev. Susan Nienaber shares some common patterns and feelings in times of high conflict, as well as some suggestions for healthy ways to channel energy.


Post-GC action and advocacy

3/27/2019

Many are looking for ways to respond to the actions of General Conference. Here are seven suggestions for action and advocacy for those wanting to get involved.


Post-GC 2019 FAQs

3/20/2019

Answers to a wide range of questions that Minnesota clergy asked at the all-clergy gathering on March 15, 2019.


Living and dreaming together

3/15/2019

Let us go forward, trusting in God, relying on the Holy Spirit, and committed to living, leading, and loving well as the body of Christ.


Living and leading together

3/15/2019

A post-General Conference 2019 letter to Minnesota clergy from Bishop Bruce R. Ough.


Preparing for a new season

3/14/2019

In winter, trees shed what's non-essential so new buds can emerge in spring. What would it look like for us to focus on the essentials as we await a new season?


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