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Keith Knight

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Associate at Nelson/Kraft and Associates.

Former executive director of the Canadian Christian Business Federation.

Former director of communications with the CRCNA and The Presbyterian Church in Canada. Former editor of the Anglican Journal.

A 40-year history in communication and marketing.

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Small Groups - Where Discipleship Happens

To whom are you accountable for your spiritual and moral life...besides God? The once-a-year elder visit (if it still exists) provides a superficial check list at best. Small groups, done properly, provide a setting for both spiritual growth and moral accountability.

Small Groups
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    posted on: Virtual VBS?
  • I agree, Bethany.  I wrote the piece; I didn't choose the artwork ... but it is in bad taste.

     

    I have been engaged in a number of wonderful, creative discussions over the past two...

    posted on: COVID and Sundays
  • Chaplaincy and spiritual care has become an integral part of the marketplace -- where people work. Increasingly, a wide range of businesses, industry and organizations are hiring chaplains or...

  • While I applaud the mentoring program for newly-ordained pastors, I also hope that there are set standards in place to qualify as a mentor. One of the greatest gifts that a mentor can provide the...

  • I would certainly hope that Henry's suggestion -- to have pastors meet with a calling church's ministry leaders -- would be standard practice.

    Here's a question that should be asked of...

  • It's relatively easy to  find a pastor who will simply 'fill the pulpit' on Sundays. Similarly, it's relatively easy for a pastor who is looking for another church to find one that will 'do'....

  • Having been part of a few search committees over the years, back when pastors were a homogeneous bunch, this article should prove to be helpful.

    Even though we have an increasingly varied...

  • You raise a valid question, Harry, and I think it merits a much broader discussion.

    What is the impact of COVID on church attendance, church shopping and Sunday worship attendance?

    ...

  • You raise a profound question and it even stretches beyond The Offering to a larger question about what worship will look like post-COVID? And will we ever experience a post-COVID or will we...

  • Do churches still have choirs?  I thought that worship teams -- designed to lead the congregation in worship -- replaced the need for choirs.  One can't beat congregational singing in a worship...