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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...

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...

8 Questions to Ask if you Want to Lead Well

Adaptive leaders who are seeking to live well have a knack for asking the right questions at the right time to reframe how our ministries unfold. The questions below are ones you may find helpful and you seek to live and lead well. Who are we seeking to reach and how...

Lead Well by Living into Adaptive Leadership

Adaptive leadership necessitates changes in how we approach situations as well as how we think and act. Adaptive leaders THINK differently. They have a scenario mindset. Leaders who create plans that are set in concrete will not be able to change quickly enough to...

From The Mountaintop

When those two disciples were on the road to Emmaus, (Luke 24) they too had just "gotten through" Easter. Like you, they were out of breath.  Your "out of breath" may have been caused by the hectic busyness of leading a community of faith at Easter, but maybe there's...

Holy Week Prayers For You

You are in our prayers.  Every week, but especially this week. The Vibrant Faith Team is praying: That you might wonder what God is working in and through you and the events of this week. That the fear and abandonment of Friday might be especially real for you so that...

Stories of Visual Faith

Did you ever go through a time of great change at your church, and no matter how much you talked or wrote about the change and why it needed to happen, you still couldn't figure out how you were going to REALLY get people on board? Here's a great story from Heidi...

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