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Spiritual Formation

EYELET

by: Kent Carlson

Multiple surveys and our own personal experience demonstrate the truth that Millennials and Generation Z (people in their thirties, twenties, and teens) are leaving the Church in droves and they are not coming back to the Church as it is currently structured. Almost every conversation I am in with leaders in their forties and older eventually moves into stories of children and grandchildren who have left the Church. They haven’t necessarily left the faith, and more often than not these younger people maintain very close relationships with their families. They have just left the Church.

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The Process of Deciding, Discerning, and Doing

by: Cam Roxburgh

In light of this three-article series on discernment, it seems appropriate to finish with a final article on some practical application. This piece covers some decisions we need to make, some examples of discernment processes we can apply (including two book reviews), and then finally an encouragement towards actually doing, or putting what we have discerned into practice.

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Developing Practices of Communal Discernment in Relation to Institutional Decision-making

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Practices of communal discernment that are intertwined with decision-making and strategic planning processes offer an opportunity to bridge the divide between what is deemed to be “sacred” and what is said to be “secular.”

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Discernment—Paying Attention to God at Work in our Neighbourhoods

by: Cam Roxburgh

One of the greatest joys of my life has been to serve for the last ten years in the NAB, encouraging pastors and helping churches to wrestle with issues of theology, missiology, and ecclesiology in this current context we find ourselves in.

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Praying for our NAB Family

by: Joanna Clark

It is with heavy hearts that we share of the news of Ron Mayforth’s passing on December 28, 2019.

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Advent Resources from the Women’s Connection Leadership Team

by: Joanna Clark

Advent is the season observed as a time of expectant waiting for the celebration of the birth of Jesus, the One who saves us from sin. In the midst of the parties, gifts, family, friends, traveling, and shopping, we need to slow down and meditate on why we worship our Lord. The following resources may help you focus on Emmanuel – God with us – during this season.

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Great Times of Connecting

by: Joanna Clark

Times of Connecting

As we sat around tables, we shared with one another what God is doing in our lives and churches. One of the highlights of our time together is Table Talk…

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