Can Churches Be Vital in These Times?

This week we welcome a new writer to Vital Signs & Statistics, please welcome Rev. L. Gail Irwin! Rev. L. Gail Irwin has served UCC and PCUSA churches as a settled and Intentional Interim Pastor. She is a freelance writer for The Christian Century and author of Toward the Better Country: Church Closure and Resurrection…

On Healing Headaches, Feeling Better and Finding God

Rev. Bobbie McKay, Ph.D., is a UCC  minister, author, and licensed psychologist. Rev. McKay co-created The Spiritual Health Center, NFP and conducted a research study on Spiritual Life in the United Church of Christ. Based on the findings of this study, “Spiritual Life Teams” were born and the study has been extended into the Episcopal Church, the Catholic Church and the…

Stewardship For a Post-COVID-19 Church

Welcome back! It’s a new week and I’d like to introduce and welcome another one of our newest writers to Vital Signs & Statistics, Rev. Daniel Haas!  Rev. Daniel Haas is currently serving as a chaplain in hospice, hospital, and Army Reserve. Rev. Haas loves numbers, manages his own blog, and helps churches with their…

A Generation Built for Such a Time as This

It’s a new week and I’d like to introduce and welcome another one of our newest writers to Vital Signs & Statistics, Rev. Lee Yates! Rev. Lee Yates is pastor of Covina Community Church and Managing Editor of InsideOut Camp Curriculum. He also serves as a communication consultant for the Southern California Nevada Conference and…

Co-Belonging During COVID-19: An Opportunity for Churches

This week I’d like to introduce and welcome one of the newest writers to Vital Signs & Statistics, Rev. David A. Kaden! David Kaden is the Senior Minister of First Congregational Church of Ithaca, NY, and holds a PhD in the academic study of religion from the University of Toronto. He has taught at Cornell University,…