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A Clergy Sabbatical: God’s 'Set-Aside' for the Soul

Lawrence Pray, of First Congregational UCC in Big Timber, Montana, compares his sabbatical experience as a “set-aside time” akin to the practice of farmers when they "set aside" certain parts of their acreage so that the earth can be renewed and provide in the future more plentiful harvests.


Being Still: A Spiritual Gift for Ministry and Mission Effectiveness

Angelique Walker-Smith of the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis, recounts a sabbatical that underscored the importance of finding approaches that would more carefully define the difference between a focus on “the doing” of ministry tasks versus “the being” in ministry.


How a Pastor’s Sabbatical Made Him Into a Leader-Coach

A second-career pastor, Fred Nelson, of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Park Ridge, Illinois, has experienced congregational life and pastoral ministry the way most people do — from the "other side."


The Importance of Paying Attention to Family in Ministry

For the past two decades, the Lilly Endowment has supported several projects among religious institutions designed to empower and serve families. This work has helped to shape discussions, policymaking, scholarship,... read more >


A Strange Summer Vacation, An ON Scripture Feature

by Barbara K. Lundblad (Romans 13: 8-14) A Strange Summer Vacation, An ON Scripture Feature. A reflection by Barbara K. Lundblad with a focus on Romans 13: 8-14 (Sep 07, 2014) On Scripture Video.


Creating a Blog

There are many places to put up a blog. Here is one example on Blogspot.com Rev. Lewicki has been co-pastor of the North Decatur Presbyterian Church in Decatur, Georgia, since 2010.... read more >





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...


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