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The Coffeehouse Church: Blending Tradition and Innovation

One of the great challenges contemporary clergy face is how to lead during dramatic cultural transformation; how to honor tradition while creating innovative ways of being the church of Jesus Christ. A confluence of factors led 100-year-old Alamo Heights United Methodist Church in San Antonio to spawn an unexpected offspring: a church with no formal membership and no sanctuary. In fact, the offspring, called Riverside, meets in a coffeehouse. More theologically, the gathering place is a shephelah, a meeting ground for people of diverse faith commitments that is influencing its community for Christ. An article written by Lynn Gosnell for Faith & Leadership, an online offering of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School, explores the the United Methodist Church’s coffeehouse ministry, and the accompanying questions offer discussion-starters for leadership teams interested in starting a conversation about ministry outside of the traditional church structure.

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The Intelligence in All Kinds of Life

“The Intelligence in All Kinds of Life” an interview at On Being with Robin Wall Kimmerer The problem with calling...

Massanetta Springs Bible Conference

Dr. Voelz to serve as preacher and forum leader at Massanetta Springs Bible Conference  This summer, Dr. Richard...

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Applications

Online applications are available for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, administered by the Heritage Fund...

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