Year: 2020

Trusting in a New Day

By John Daniels I recently wrote an article describing some of the ways the pandemic is changing the way we do church.  I concluded the article with the trust lessons I have both learned and continue to learn. I was reminded of my first team building experience with a trust fall.  I was the first …

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Learning in a New Day

By John Daniels Mid-March rocked my world.  We closed the church office for what we thought was a multiple week pause only to discover that a few weeks would turn into months.  Things are different! “How can we continue to do the business of the church?” became the question that needed an immediate answer.  Months later I realize …

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I Don’t Know What to Do

By Rev. Jerry Chiles I have survived so far in this COVID-19 pandemic. I think I’m OK, but have some bumps and bruises. I find myself not knowing what comes next. I hear about lawsuits to allow churches to reopen, and I listened to the health experts who are very cautious.  What do I do? …

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In the Middle of the Crisis

By Rev. Jerry Chiles You might be asking yourself, “Why am I here at this junction of history? Why am I having to go through this crisis? I am exhausted. God why are you doing this to us?” God is not the one who is doing this to us. Is God present in this crisis? Yes! …

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It Gets Harder Every Year

By. Dr. Rick Jordan Editor’s note:  With our attention focused on the pandemic these days, we also don’t need to forget that we cannot do ministry by ourselves. We must have other people joining us! Whether we return to our churches soon or sometime later, these helpful tips from our new partner, Dr. Rick Jordan, will …

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It’s Not Just a Stick!

Editor’s note: All of us at the Barnabas Partneship have been praying for you and your church as you go through unchartered waters in these last few weeks due to the coronoavirus pandemic. But we also felt that we needed to bring a sense of  “normalcy” by posting this article because ministry must still continue. …

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