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Ways to Lead Through Habit

Contributors: Dr. Julia Marie Halderman, Rev. Dr. Jessica Jones "This is the day the Lord has made, let us go forth and deal with it," said my son years ago when he was about 6 years old, after a particularly hard week. He did not want to rejoice and be glad in it. I reminded him that rejoicing was a choice and we serve a good God. This week he reminded me of the sam...

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Keeping Your Church Healthy and On Mission: During Coronavirus and Beyond

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byRev. Mark Eldredge, Canon for Congregational Health When the first ever church was formed in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost the believers basically did five things. We can read about this in Acts 2:42-47: They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and...

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Ways to Lead Through Gratitude

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by Rev. Dr. Jessica Jones As God's people, are we struggling with what to say during this time? Times like this have a way of disabling my speech, even sometimes to God. But expressing our emotions to God, all of our emotions, is exactly what he asks of us. The Psalms provide an outline for expressing our emotions to God, even during difficult seasons such as this. The...

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9 Tips for Safeguarding the NextGen During Coronavirus

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by Rev. Dr. Jessica Jones,Canon for Next Generation Discipleship, Gulf Atlantic Diocese Director of Family Ministry, ACNA Next Generation Leadership Initiative byRev. Aaron Buttery,Associate for NextGen Leadership, C4SO Diocese Due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, we are in the beginning of a new season of ministry with young people. This season of challenges p...

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Ways to Connect During Coronavirus: Next Generation Discipleship Edition

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by Rev. Jessica JonesCanon for Next Generation Discipleship Many of you may be facing the issue of how to best support your students and small groups during social distancing. This is a difficult time for many and when students face the unknown, or their routine is disrupted, it can cause anxiety and have ongoing ramifications. We have the opportunity during this time to...

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Ways to Connect During Coronavirus: Clergy Edition

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Due to social distancing, our diocese went online almost overnight. Some churches will offer services virtually, but most will not have them temporarily. Below are some ideas for you as you seek to lead alternative options for worship during this difficult season. Please note: The Gulf Atlantic Diocese does not specifically endorse the individual websites or authors of th...

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Vision 2020: Congregational Health

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by The Rev. Mark EldredgeCanon for Congregational Health In 2019 my focus as Canon for Congregation Health was on working more directly with congregations in need of revitalization as well as providing coaching for clergy in those congregations. As the Deans or churches on their own identify that they are in maintenance or decline I was and will remain available to provid...

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Biblical Theology as a Source for Church Vision

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by The Rev. Drew MillerStatesboro Anglican Mission Vision has obviously become a buzzword of late, and as a concept has hopped from the business sector to nonprofits, and now into the ecclesial world. The power of a shared vision is simple- it helps set goals and guides our decisions in ways that are corporately understood and desired. Vision can guard us against the capr...

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