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 & Healthy Boundaries

From the beginning God set boundaries for all parts of creation, and called it good (see Genesis 1:6-8, Psalm 16:5-6). Clear internal and external boundaries can help individuals and communities thrive. Yet setting and keeping boundaries is work, and our efforts to do so are often met with resistance. When we cross others’ boundaries, or allow ours to be crossed, we can experience resentment, relational enmeshment, burnout, and conflict.

This month’s theme will explore healthy boundaries for individual Christians and for the various roles we inhabit: in relationships, in families, in congregations and communities, and with our neighbors in a pluralistic world.


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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