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  • Community formation and social media: Nurturing one another online

    Posted Sep 16, 2014 | New Media Project

    By Lisa Marchal | About seven years ago, I returned from nine months abroad doing coursework for professional enrichment. When I returned from this extraordinary experience, I was changed. I was also worried and rudderless. I had given up years of parsonage life to take this early-career detour, so I was essentially homeless.

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  • Covenant renewal

    Posted Sep 11, 2014 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    By Christina Braudaway-Bauman | Every September, my clergy community of practice begins a new church year together by renewing our covenant. We tend to the vitality of our group as we review our life together. We ask ourselves to consider what it is about our meetings that we want to reaffirm or revise. What promises do we want to make to each other as we move forward?

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  • Hidden identity: Untold stories of pastors’ wives book review

    Posted Aug 25, 2014 | Academy of Preaching and Celebration

    By Joyce Thomas | I read everything I can find written on clergy spouses. From time to time on this blog, I will offer a book review. There are various genres including clergy spouses’ autobiographical stories, and stories they tell about others like them. Many of these books are self-published and express an intense desire to help other clergy spouses on critical issues.

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