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Leaders Who Last: Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry

by Margaret J. Marcuson, Author The author is a seasoned pastor who speaks and writes on leadership and works with church leaders nationally as consultant and coach.  Acknowledging at the outset that leadership in ministry is difficult today, she asserts that it need not be a recipe for burnout – – that there is an …

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Like Breath and Water: Praying with Africa

by Ciona D. Rouse, Author A beautiful book on so many levels – – pictures, words, prayers, theology.  Pages filled with passion and desperation, injustice and insensitivity, death – – and hope.  The author of liturgies found in the Africana Worship series responded to the advice of an expatriate from Mali who told her, “If …

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Dream. Think. Be. Do.

We read and hear much about the “emerging Church” and the many ways in which we are rethinking Church in our time. Some folks, like best-selling novelist Anne Rice, are fed up with what they see as the refusal of Christians to take Christ’s teachings seriously, and they abandon institutional Christianity. Others simply settle into …

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Taking Faith Home — Workshop Selections

Most workshops are offered at both the morning and afternoon sessions.  Those offered at only one session are indicated. #1 Family Stories by Denise Bennett How stories can enrich family life, help create family rituals and traditions, and play a role in nurturing faith.  Learn how to find your own stories and learn techniques for …

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