Dear Church (A Letter from Your Future Self)

shutterstock_129301211

Hey Buddy! You’re looking a little tired and a bit stressed out. We know Easter is only a few weeks away, but trust me, you make it through (just as you do every year, but one word of advice, please remember to heat the water in the baptistery, we’ve still got people talking about the [Read More...]

Trust Me, Church: What I’m Longing for in a New Member Class (and Beyond)

COVER - final

No one was more surprised than I was to find myself in a new member class after less than a year at my local church. Perhaps it was a result of growing up Catholic that the idea of membership held little appeal; the only benefits appeared to be (1) eligibility for church governing committees and [Read More...]

Trust Me, Church: When Passing the Peace Turns Stressful for Me

PassingthePeace

Belonging to a different church than my husband seemed hardly subversive in the beginning. After all, he worked fourteen-hour days on Sundays as a pastor in a neighboring town and took our one and only car to get there. I, on the other hand, rode my bike to a nearby congregation that I was starting [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X