I had an article published in the combined issues 3 & 4 of Congregations, the magazine of the Alban Institute. Rather than me talking about it, I’ll let you read it. http://www.alban.org/conversation.aspx?id=10404 Enjoy and let me know what you think!
Rev. Susan M. Lang, owner of RevWriter Resources, LLC., is a church consultant, coach, and author offering resources and leadership support for your congregation or ministry setting.
I see myself as a consultant and coach who doesn't come with predetermined answers or plans. Instead I walk alongside your congregation or judicatory to draw out the ministry possibilities that the Holy Spirit is birthing in your setting. Tell me what you'd like to accomplish in your leadership retreat or seminar and, as a writer and developer, I'll craft something to address your specific goals.
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For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (v. 18) NRSV Last December, I attended a small group retreat during which we looked at the work of Brene Brown on shame and vulnerability. Her research showed that human beings are hard-wired for relationships and connectivity. Shame, which is present in all of us, is basically the fear of being disconnected. It affects us when we send ourselves messages that we’re not worthy of being connected or that somehow our being connected to another is conditional. What can help us when we’re dwelling in shame is to get in touch with our vulnerability and the uncertainty of our...
“The body of Christ, given for you.” Such simple words. Yet, such deep and profound words which connect us with God and each other, both spiritually and physically, through all time and space. I move down the line, distributing the wafer to each person who has come forward to receive Holy Communion. I repeat those words as I press the wafer into open and extended hands. Eyes meet mine as we celebrate this holy moment. We are the Body of Christ gathered and united at Christ’s table. I recently served as a pastoral presence in a congregation which had suffered the rapid decline and death of their pastor’s spouse. For five weeks, I was asked to preside at Holy Communion so the pastor could tend...
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