MLCI Series: Pastoral Identity

Over the next several weeks, we’ll be hearing from various guest writers as they reflect on their own sense of pastoral/vocational identity. We’ve asked these writers to share their thoughts believing that an essential piece of overall health and well-being for clergy is a sense of self that extends “beyond the pulpit”, but that also embraces the realities of their calling to ministry. We’re grateful for the thoughts of these fine pastors and welcome your engagement with them in... Read More

MLCI Blog: Reflecting on Pastoral Identity

Over the next several weeks, we'll be hearing from various guest writers as they reflect on their own sense of pastoral/vocational identity. We've asked these writers to share their thoughts believing that an essential piece of overall health and well-being for clergy is a sense of self that extends "beyond the pulpit", but that also embraces the realities of their calling to ministry. We're grateful for the thoughts of these fine pastors and welcome your engagement with them in... Read More

Compound philanthropy

As I write this, September is upon us, and that means we’ve been in a new Ministerial Education Fund year for just about a month. I’m still in awe of how you all rose to the occasion for the 2015 MEF fund year, helping us reach 97 percent of our goal with gifts totaling well over $439,000. Thank you, every one, for the role you played, no matter how big or small, in reaching that gift total. We are so very grateful. I want to take this opportunity to be sure you know about our automatic... Read More