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Rebekah’s writing can also be found on Ministry Matters and Thrive Global.

Renew Your Advent Through Time-Honored Prayer

The season of Advent is one of hope, as we, not only wait for the coming of the Christ child but wait for Jesus’ second coming…. If I’m being honest, I’m tired of waiting.

How My Faith Has Changed

When I recently met with my bishop to relay an important shift in my theology, I wasn’t sure how she might react… I needed to tell her how my faith has changed.

Has the Mission of the Post-Pandemic Church Changed?

With all that has changed about worship during the pandemic, has the mission of the post-pandemic church also changed?

Jesus Before Christmas

The interesting thing is that December 25 wasn’t just the date of a pagan festival. It also coincides, in a way, with a festival that Jesus did actually celebrate.

Six Steps to Getting Your Church Past Polarization

At a time when polarization seems to be at an all-time high, most churches are not able to bridge the gap. Instead, they are caught up in divisiveness, too.

Do Small Churches Need to Embrace Technology?

Do small churches need to embrace technology? If so, how much? With the whole world moving online, small churches shouldn’t be left behind.

The 5 P’s of Sustainability for Small Churches

The question is, how do you know when your small church is sustainable, or if it’s time to call it quits? In this article I will reveal the 5 P’s of small church sustainability.

Small Church Worship and Education During the Pandemic

Ministry in small towns and rural settings requires a special skill set. The congregations tend to be family-sized congregations with a long history but a shrinking impact. At the same time, the role they occupy in the community is more important than ever. Especially throughout the pandemic.

Three Big Skills Every Small-Town Pastor Needs to Know

Ministry in small towns and rural settings requires a special skill set. The congregations tend to be family-sized congregations with a long history but a shrinking impact. At the same time, the role they occupy in the community is more important than ever. Especially throughout the pandemic.

Are You Playing Jeopardy with Your Church?

Have you been watching the drama unfolding in the search for Alex Trebek’s replacement on the game show Jeopardy!? For a low-drama show, their blunders have captured outsized attention. The question decision-makers need to answer is “Are you playing jeopardy with the future of your church?”

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