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  • Sharing the gospel and new media: #freethegospel

    Posted Apr 05, 2016 | New Media Project

    By Keith Anderson | As a pastor my primary mission is to share the good news of God’s love in with as many people, in as many ways and in as many platforms as possible: church, coffee shops, pubs, the barber shop, and social media platforms from Facebook, YouTube, to Instagram. To borrow from John Wesley, I try to share the Gospel, “by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

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  • A freshness and renewal going on

    Posted Apr 04, 2016 | Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs

    While Pastor Pam was on sabbatical, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church entered into a period of discovery about how we as a congregation can reach out beyond the congregation, into our community, to carry out ministry. We are a small congregation, and finding new leaders is always a challenge for us. One goal while she was on sabbatical was to continue to develop leadership among the people we have.

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  • Fuzzy boundaries

    Posted Apr 04, 2016 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    By Dan Hotchkiss | In too many congregations, leaders actually believe that partnership works best when boundaries of authority are fuzzy. Terms like shared leadership have become popular in recent decades, for reasons some of which, that are understandable and sound. Traditional modes of congregational life, where men dominated women, clergy dominated laity, and wealthy people dominated everybody, have fallen out of sync with the egalitarian principles, not only of congregations but also of society at large.

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Introduction to The Five Most Common Preaching Mistakes series, by Frank A. Thomas.
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.. New Media Project

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Featured Publications


  • May 02, 2016 - May 05, 2016 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    Spiritual and leadership renewal for mid-career clergy

    Each season of ministry has its own rewards and challenges. By the time we are mid-career, we are facing some questions, decisions and discernment that would have never occurred to us when we began our ministries. How we navigate and respond to this critical period of ministry has an impact on our personal, spiritual and ministerial lives. In this retreat, we will engage in presentations, personal and small group reflections, and spiritual practices that will allow you to listen deeply to our own gathered wisdom and to the emerging imagination of your ministry so that you might discern next steps.

  • May 16, 2016 - May 20, 2016 | Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs

    Festival of Homiletics Booth

    Visit the Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs at our booth at the Festival of Homiletics in Atlanta, GA!

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