Libna Sierra, originally from Mexico, has become a Spanish Coffee Break and Discover Your Bible workshop leader. Over the past few years, Libna has been helpful in growing the Spanish speaking Coffee Break and Discover Your Bible ministries.
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This was my first conference (I started working in the Chaplaincy and Care Ministry office five months ago), and I had not met any of our chaplains, but even so this conference felt like coming home.
Jill’s conversations centered on family faith formation, a specific focus that Faith Formation Ministries (FFM) has chosen for the coming school year. “These pastors noted how busy families are,” she said.
In early June, Sunlight Community Church in Port St. Lucie, FL, graciously hosted a Discover Your Bible training. More and more churches are being introduced to the discovery method and materials that were first developed and designed by Coffee Break.
Having a communications tool for your staff is essential because collaborating without a system, process, or tool is complicated and inefficient. Before choosing a tool, ask yourself (and your team) these questions.
I don’t need to be a Brewmaster Pastor in order to drum-up some controversial grass-roots community of believers doing something radically cool. As a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, I’m already radical.
Our greatest hope for deacons (and all council members really) is that they will see these larger gatherings as much more than just ‘another meeting.’
I’m more comfortable with answers than questions, authority than weakness, and qualification by academic degree than qualification by suffering. But I’m learning that effectiveness in chaplaincy requires me to walk into the circle of my discomfort.
I’ve not forgotten the powerful impact of Stephanie’s leadership style. As the weeks passed, she kept inviting us into her unfancy kitchen. In doing so, she set the stage for a group of college girls to let their guard down.
Like all Christians, ministry leaders face daily challenges and difficulties. Spiritual direction can help us meet those challenges in the spirit of Psalm 139.
While it is a given that any organization has to have a mobile accessible presence, many churches are unaware of whether a mobile website or an app is the better choice.
Creating a church website is not a one person task. To do it right, you need multiple types of people on a team. Here are the folks we recommend.
This month on our e-Quip Diaconal Blog, we’ll be looking at Deacons at Classis & Synod, as well as Community Engagement. At first glance, you may wonder what these two things have in common. Well, both require TEAMWORK a.k.a. Collaboration!