Building Spiritual Life Teams: A Program For Lay Spiritual Leadership In Your Church That ALWAYS Works!

This week’s blog post is by Rev. Bobbie McKay, Ph.D., 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,…

Five Things I Think I Think about Committees on Ministry (COMs)

After serving for nine non-consecutive years and counting on the Susquehanna Associations (New York Conference’s) Committee on Authorized Ministry, I have arrived at some speculative conclusions and definitive conjectures about the work that we and other Committees on Ministry (CoMs) do, on behalf of the United Church of Christ (UCC). You know about CoMs. They…

A New Kind of House Church

My home church goes Christmas caroling on the third Sunday in Advent each year. The participating carolers gather at the church, divide up into smaller groups that fit into 2 or 3 vehicles and they head out to sing joy into the darkness of December. They visit the oldest members of the congregation, those who…