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A Conductor of Community
Gail Song Bantum turned a love of music into a life of ministry.
A Conductor of Community. Gail Song Bantum turned a love of music into a life of ministry. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: provided by Quest Church. 0; tweet; email; print.
9 Reasons to Be Thankful for Moms in Ministry
The awkward, embarrassing, and hilarious truth about balancing motherhood and ministry.
Another mom I know has her elementary-aged son tag along to her community service events empties into a calming, shallow pool where we would hold a vibrant celebration of life.
How Your Church Can Benefit from ‘The Roseto Effect’
What a tiny town in Pennsylvania tells us about life-giving community.
What a tiny town in Pennsylvania tells us about life-giving community. As the community modernized, its people quit living the integrated community life they once led.
Ministry as a Young Mom
3 ways to minister well as you adjust to a new normal
I'm in a life stage where my thoughts are constantly divided, and taking time for myself—no matter I need to remember the community I've worked hard to build, and allow them to step in
Ministry Is a Team Sport
Though my instinct is to isolate, I’m learning to let others carry me.
The Christian life is almost impossible without community. As Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote in Life Together, “Let him who cannot be alone beware of community . . .
Find Your Natural Rhythm
You can’t run full speed all the time.
weaknesses. Sustaining healthy relationships and building an affirming community can help ease some of the emotional strain life may bring. Intentionally
God Calls All Women
But we don’t all have the same calling.
If we are simply content to go along just to get along, we will never come to realize our true purpose in life. A great mentor and a safe community of believers will consistently point us to
Technology Has Changed My Role as Pastor
In 13 years, our church plant has transformed.
Because of his help, I've been able to surrender my apprehensions. I've come to embrace and even celebrate this brand-new chapter in our church's life.
No Substitute for Scripture
The downside of inviting new Christians to church
She's admired your life from a distance and she wants to ask Jesus to come into her heart. Sure, we need to be in community of fellowship with other believers; however, the advice new
Connect Your Church with Its Community
An interview with Dana Baker, pastor of multicultural ministries, church partnership, and prayer
has had an exciting and unsuspecting journey to leadership in the church and community, and she I began to see that the words concerning Abraham in applied to my own life: “By faith
What Can Heal Racial Wounds?
South Bronx Pastor Dimas Salaberrios talks about race, abortion, and criminal justice.
Bronx, where more babies are aborted than are actually born in the African American community. father pressured my mother to abort me, but my mom defended my life—something I
Building One Another
What's involved in Christian community: part 2
1). In my first 45 years of life, the idea of community meant little to me. I understood the Greek word koinonia, that it meant fellowship or partnership. But
Our Big Step into Community
Giving up autonomy and anonymity for life, messy and stinky life, together. Gulp!
In the monastic world, entering into a shared life, into community, is a relatively straightforward if utterly demanding process: you sense God's leading, give away all your stuff, enter the
Ten Commandments of Conflict and Crisis
Keeping the inevitable from doing the irreparable.
But developing community does not happen naturally. the inerrancy and authority of Scripture, but also the indisputable importance of applying biblical teaching to daily life in practical
Community With a Purpose
An outward focus is part of Christian community: part 3
But if aggressive love is the driving force in a community, expect life-change. It comes from a community of gifted musicians who bring to life their particular parts of the composition.
What 'we' learn that 'I' will never know.
I see community in different forms. For example, I can count six different kinds of community in my life. This experience of community has changed (probably even saved) my life.
How your personal network sustains ministry health for both you and your church.
Those we pastor need to see their community and the world as the theater in which God is calling his people to spread his name. For others, like myself, it is life-giving.
Re-Placing the Church
How a Vancouver congregation is feeling the patient power of parish.
Church is not a place you go to, but a community of people sharing life together in a particular place. We have about 15 community houses for our members.
Faithful through the Ages
A case for intergenerational communities
in intergenerational community: my friends in their 30's and 40's are not typically walking this road. If it weren't for an intergenerational group, I would have missed learning important life
Signs of Life
Joel and Rachel Triska asked their neighbors what they needed—then designed a community to meet those needs.
And for us, community always means a group of believers and nonbelievers doing life together. We don't believe in discipleship that extracts people from where God has planted them.