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Creating Safe Spaces

This month, our blog series is actually a vlog series – a video blog, that is! We’re calling it “The NEXT Few Minutes.” Over the next several weeks, we’ll share with you short, 2-3 minute videos from a variety of folks around the country with the hopes they spark your own imagination. We hope you’ll learn about some trends, ask questions, and think deeply about the practice of ministry in your own setting.

Nancy Myer and Kim McNeill of University Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill, NC, share thoughts on effective child protection policies. How can you best educate your entire church on child protection? What might be the part of your church’s policy that is hardest to grasp or remember? Join the conversation by commenting on this blog post or on our Facebook/Twitter pages! And learn more about University Presbyterian’s policies on their website.

To see all of our videos in our “The NEXT Few Minutes” series, check out our playlist on Youtube.

Yes, And…

This month, our blog series is actually a vlog series – a video blog, that is! We’re calling it “The NEXT Few Minutes.” Over the next several weeks, we’ll share with you short, 2-3 minute videos from a variety of folks around the country with the hopes they spark your own imagination. We hope you’ll learn about some trends, ask questions, and think deeply about the practice of ministry in your own setting.

MaryAnn McKibben Dana, pastor and writer, reflects on the intersections between the improv concept of “yes, and…” and the church. What is the “and” in your own context? How might you apply this basic tenet of improv to your own ministry setting? Join the conversation by commenting on this blog post or on our Facebook/Twitter pages!

To see all of our videos in our “The NEXT Few Minutes” series, check out our playlist on Youtube.

Becoming the Missional Church

This month, our blog series is actually a vlog series – a video blog, that is! We’re calling it “The NEXT Few Minutes.” Over the next several weeks, we’ll share with you short, 2-3 minute videos from a variety of folks around the country with the hopes they spark your own imagination. We hope you’ll learn about some trends, ask questions, and think deeply about the practice of ministry in your own setting.

Perzavia Praylow, pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Winnsboro, SC, reflects on the efforts of her congregation to become a missional church. What are the needs of your own community? What is the relationship between the mission of your church and congregational vitality? Join the conversation by commenting on this blog post or on our Facebook/Twitter pages! And connect with Dr. Praylow and Calvary Presbyterian Church on Facebook here.

To see all of our videos in our “The NEXT Few Minutes” series, check out our playlist on Youtube.

Busy Youth and the Church

This month, our blog series is actually a vlog series – a video blog, that is! We’re calling it “The NEXT Few Minutes.” Over the next several weeks, we’ll share with you short, 2-3 minute videos from a variety of folks around the country with the hopes they spark your own imagination. We hope you’ll learn about some trends, ask questions, and think deeply about the practice of ministry in your own setting.

Rocky Supinger, associate pastor for youth at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, wonders how church can grow and shape Christian commitment among youth whose schedules are already packed. Is less more? Join the conversation by commenting on this blog post or on our Facebook/Twitter pages!

To see all of our videos in our “The NEXT Few Minutes” series, check out our playlist on Youtube.

Telling the Stories of God

This month, our blog series is actually a vlog series – a video blog, that is! We’re calling it “The NEXT Few Minutes.” Over the next several weeks, we’ll share with you short, 2-3 minute videos from a variety of folks around the country with the hopes they spark your own imagination. We hope you’ll learn about some trends, ask questions, and think deeply about the practice of ministry in your own setting.

Casey FitzGerald, pastor and biblical storyteller, considers what might happen if we all learned to tell God’s stories by heart. What if everyone in your context learned the stories of God such that they could tell them? How do you communicate God’s story to God’s people? Join the conversation by commenting on this blog post or on our Facebook/Twitter pages!

To see all of our videos in our “The NEXT Few Minutes” series, check out our playlist on Youtube.

Faith Adherents and Church Membership

This month, our blog series is actually a vlog series – a video blog, that is! We’re calling it “The NEXT Few Minutes.” Over the next several weeks, we’ll share with you short, 2-3 minute videos from a variety of folks around the country with the hopes they spark your own imagination. We hope you’ll learn about some trends, ask questions, and think deeply about the practice of ministry in your own setting.

Ken Evers-Hood reflects on the changing dynamic of church membership. Have you witnessed something similar in your own context? Join the conversation by commenting on this blog post or on our Facebook/Twitter pages!

To see all of our videos in our “The NEXT Few Minutes” series, check out our playlist on Youtube.