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JUST FOR YOU–Vibrant Faith Institute

Introducing the New Vibrant Faith Institute. We’ve learned a lot in the past two years about providing online education for leaders in Christian faith formation. We’ve been listening to the experiences and learning needs of leaders in our...

GrowUp Already! (Part 2)

Personal Discernment: “Not Adulting Today” or Seeking God? When “adulting” leaves us feeling under -or over- whelmed, there is a strong temptation to crawl under the blankets, pull up a new series on Hulu, or go shopping with money that we...

Grow Up Already! (Part 1)

On my desk sits a yellow stress ball. A simple smiley face consumes its front while the back reads: “Not Adulting Today!”  It was a gift from a young adult colleague and I treasure it. What is Adulting? “Adulting” is a term from pop culture...

Becoming a Vibrant Faith Church

Our work will be done when EVERY Christian church is a vibrant faith church.  Are you with us? You know, the kind of communities of Jesus-followers where people's very lives and decisions are flowing from their faith in Jesus Christ. And when...

Are you adapting to the uniqueness of your leaders?

Pastors who struggle with their teams often state with pride that they treat all of their leaders the same. From my perspective, that’s a recipe for disaster. Effective leaders recognize that there is no single “best” style of leadership and...

Developing curious communities

  Regaining our sense of curiosity is essential for individual and organizational success. As children, we are naturally curious. We tend to lose this inquisitive trait, however, by the time we enter school. At Vibrant Faith, we’ve noticed that the same thing happens...

Do you possess a change or die mindset?

Every fall, I attend the Change or Die conference in Wisconsin that’s sponsored by the Siebert Foundation. The setting provides ideas for learning to lead in a world that most pastors and church leaders weren’t prepared for. It serves as a...

Dear Vibrant Faith Friends

Dear Vibrant Faith Friends, Vibrant Faith has always followed the Spirit into change--changes in God's world, changes in Christ's Church. At the same time, we are grateful that we are engaged with the same priorities that have always been in...

Here Comes Generation Z

Recently in talking to a group of teens  from a local Christian High School I asked, “Name a peer for me in school whose relationship with Jesus inspires you to want to grow your own relationship with Christ?” They stared at me. Then finally 10...

Meet Generation Z

“I just don’t get these Millennials!” came the exclamation from a youth worker after having a run in of some kind with a 15 year old. My eyebrows rose as the youth worker was a twenty three year old, a Millennial in fact, who was exasperated....

Training Well Matters: Part 1 ~ Sound Theology

We're starting a new blog series on training. Have you been trained well? I mean, are you really equipped to navigate the waters of the ministry before you? Are you trained well enough so that you can train others? I have a confession. When I started working in the...

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