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Clarity In Crisis

A word from Canon Mark Eldredge on Clarity in Crisis:

Through the busyness of figuring out how to have worship services, including Holy Week and Easter, and all the other basics of ministry, like pastoral care, you may have found it hard to take a step back, get above the fog, and see the bigger picture, or, as we like to say, get a “God’s Eye View” of the situation. In our ongoing effort to build up clergy and strengthen their leadership, we offered clergy a conversation with fellow pastors about this season of pandemic in a Zoom-based gathering called “Clarity in Crisis – Getting a ‘God’s Eye View’ on Letting Go, Listening Well, and Leading Forward.” It is facilitated by the Rev. Geoff Chapman, the Rev. Ron McCrary, the Rev. Canon Phil Ashey, and myself, Canon Mark. In our hour together, we reminded registrants of the oft-repeated, three-fold biblical pattern of upheaval, wilderness and renewal. And we considered what God seems to be saying to us in this moment about our lives, our people, and his mission.

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