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Spiritual Formation

Mourning and Praying

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A call to mourn and pray with our Cameroonian brethren, David Ewing’s retirement, the newest edition of Onward, and end-of-year info

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Call to Mourning and Prayer with the CBC

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Cameroon is the oldest mission partner of the North American Baptist Conference. Through the years, we have had opportunity to rejoice with them as churches were planted, church leaders were trained, hospitals were built, and lives were forever changed by the in-breaking of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. Today, however, is an opportunity to mourn with those who mourn.

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Better Together Than Apart

by: Harry Kelm

As North American Baptists, we are a community of faith in Jesus. In this time of divisiveness and hostility, we need to commit ourselves to live in the love of Jesus Christ.

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You’re Cordially Invited

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A few years ago, my wife Carissa and I stepped into our church planting journey. After years of serving students in northeast Ohio, we sensed God was inviting us into a new and fresh challenge.

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Leadership Formation in the Church

by: Kent Carlson

“As leaders, the most important thing we bring to the church is the person we are becoming, because that’s what everybody sees, that’s what gets reproduced, and that’s what people will trust. Therefore, we must order our lives in such a way that we as persons and as a leadership team are experiencing increasing contentment, contagious joy, and a deepening confidence in God.” —Dallas Willard

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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.

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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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