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No More Frenemies in Ministry
Rather than see other women leaders as competition, we can serve as advocates and allies for one another.
The interview itself was pretty TV ordinary: tears, hugs, and a runway walk-off where the supermodels imitated one another's walks. A reconciliation made in TV heaven.
Discomfort Clarified My Calling
Tense conversations about race led Riana Shaw Robinson to become a bridge-builder.
But on a broader level, Robinson finds herself a bridge-builder in the multi-ethnic church, particularly when it comes to conversations of racial healing, justice, and reconciliation.
Uniting a Violence-Plagued City in Prayer
Neither death threats nor tepid response discouraged two pastors from praying over every murder site in their city for years.
With their newly-named Prayer Coalition for Reconciliation, they took their stand at 24 murder sites in 1995 and then 26 in 1996 and 20 in 1997, and so on. The Lonely Stand.
Rise Above the Double Standard
Women leaders are forced to find an impossible golden mean between too much and not enough.
Take over the hospitality ministry, but don't ask men to bake. Lead a group devoted to racial reconciliation, but don't ask to have a leading voice in the church.
What Makes Your Church Your Church?
3 building blocks to help you tell your story.
Rather than hiding the split from members and new staff, the church focuses church membership classes on reconciliation, conflict resolution, and healthy relationship building—lessons
On the Road to Racial Reconciliation
Valuing reconciliation is not the same as actively engaging in it.
On the Road to Racial Reconciliation. Valuing reconciliation is not the same as actively engaging in it. Understanding this is the crucial first step in the Reconciliation Roadmap.
Young Mom Turned Evangelist
Aimee Semple McPherson encourages us to be creative, compassionate, and courageous.
of a woman minister.” First as a traveling evangelist and later in her culturally diverse church, the Angelus Temple in California, Aimee emphasized the gospel of reconciliation and love
Pastor, Be Careful the Snapshots You Bring Home from Church
When things are going badly at the church, it can be hard on the pastor. But it’s often harder on our spouse.
The next night we say “everything's great now.” Our spouse has to just accept that without having the chance to walk through the reconciliation themselves.
Worship in a Dynamic and Diverse Culture
An interview with Nikki Lerner, Worship Director at Bridgeway Community Church
She continues to consult for The BridgeLeader Network by helping organizations navigate racial reconciliation and matters of diversity in addition to speaking on issues concerning
Stilling the Storm
A book review
Additional chapters flesh out the nuances of these types and offer examples of how congregational lament can be a balm to crisis and corporate confession and reconciliation can heal
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
2. Shifting Assumptions About Sexuality. Cohabitation happens for many reasons: family history, financial pressures, and the complications of insurance coverage.
How Refugees Revived One White Iowa Church
Meet the congregation that traded in a homogeneous heritage for a diverse future.
relationships.”. One of Kline's favorite aspects of Zion's ministry has been reconciliation work. reconcilers. If the church isn't a place of reconciliation, what are we?