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The Joyful Journey: I Just Wasn’t Made For This Time?


Bishop David Bard encourages those feeling overwhelmed and reminds us that we have a God who will be with us "to the end of the age."

Easter message: The Story That Holds You in There


“You can have a new life in Christ this very moment...Christ can be born anew in your heart, unbind you from your death, and make you a resurrection person.”

The EVENT of the resurrection


It’s that event that empowers us to respond with hope and be people of compassion, sacrifice, and generosity in the midst of a global pandemic.

Three Steps to Financially Survive the Pandemic


Pastors and church leaders don’t always know how to help those who have lost income. Here are three practical steps and a free worksheet you can share with your community.

Love in the time of COVID-19


Here are 10 ways to show love and care for our neighbors and community, even when our normal lives are disrupted.

Easter cannot be canceled


"I am extending my earlier request and now asking that all our congregations suspend in-person worship until at least May 10.”

Updates to Nonprofit Church Leadership certificate program


The investment in pastors' leadership skills in this time is more critical than ever. The application deadline for this online certificate program for pastors has been extended to May 15 and the cost has been reduced.

I’m not a money person: What to know about the spirituality of money


Do you say, "I’m not a money person"? Tim Schuster, the creator of Six Weeks on Money, encourages you to consciously think about the emotional world of money.

Protecting God’s creation in karst country


Rev. Pam Seebach talks about her involvement in a successful community organizing effort to prevent the construction of a hog farm in Newburg Township.

Reckless Love: Ash Wednesday message


“I invite you to join me in practicing the spiritual discipline of reckless love,” Bishop Ough said as he introduced the Dakotas-Minnesota Lenten study.

‘Puerto Rico Se Levanta’: Partnering with Puerto Rico


Hamline Church sent two teams to Puerto Rico. Earthquakes forced the teams to change plans, but they found other ways to assist where they were needed most.

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