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What Are Your Plans for Lent 2018?

Wait, what? Why would I be writing about Lent in 2018 when it’s only October, 2017? For church leaders, it is easy to get caught up in what’s known as the “tyranny of the urgent.” We get focused on the next Sunday, the next meeting, the next pastoral care need, and the next thing we...
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10 Ways To Be A More Hospitable Church

Have you realized how we tend to notice things we might otherwise overlook in our homes when we have guests coming? You know, the dust on the bookshelf or the dirt on the baseboards or the junk mail on the counter. Those things are fine when it’s just “us” and they will be dealt with...
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Seeker inSensitive Anglicans?

I heard once and have repeated many times that the number one emotion people feel when going to a church for the first time is fear. Will I fit in? What will be expected of me? Am I dressed right? There are just lots of unknowns which can cause fear.   I recently experienced this to be...
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