Faith &

Each month, we create and curate resources that focus around a particular theme that can help us grow as leaders and disciples. Share these resources with a small group or ministry team, or use them in your personal devotions.

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Faith & Belonging

Many congregations and individual church members believe they are very “welcoming.” But in a world where loneliness is an epidemic, are we really? This month’s theme will explore pathways to belonging in faith communities and particular practices that can help. 

We’ll consider the church’s website as its “front door,” look at the experience of visitors through design thinking, and practice translating insider language into words those with no experience of church can use and understand.

Resources

Suggestions for Use

To get the most out of these themes, consider:

  • Invite members of your small group, staff, or board to read one of the articles and bring a key takeaway–and how it might apply in your context–to your next meeting or retreat.
  • Try out one of the practices in person or via Zoom.
  • Utilize the Book Hub videos (divided into short segments) for a workshop-style class related to the theme.
  • Use these resources as part of your newsletter, sending out an article link with each week’s email blast, paired with a short reflection by a lay or ordained leader in your congregation.

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