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After the Election

The 2020 election is just days away. The CRG has provided resources to keep congregations informed of how they can navigate the stresses of dealing with contentious politics in and around their communities. But what about after the election? What about the possible conflicts that may arise as a result of the election? 

Auburn Seminary hosted a multi-faith conversation entitled, “Faith Leaders Call for Moral Courage Now” with Auburn President, Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson, along with Dr. Keisha McKenzie and Dr. Sharon Groves from Auburn’s program team, in conversation with Auburn Senior Fellows Stosh Cotler (CEO, Bend the Arc) and Rev. Brian McLaren (Activist and Public Theologian).

Watch as these five faith and justice leaders discuss how they prepared for the 2020 election and for its possible aftermath. What will our responses communicate to the world about who we are? How will we leverage the outcome of the election to build a better world? Will relationships and trust really help create change and if so, how can our congregation do the work

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Religious Giving: For Love of God
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The Intergenerational Church: Understanding Congregations from WWII to WWW.COM
Written in three parts, this resource examines the characteristics of five generations while offering practical suggestions for integrating generations within church life.
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Lessons in Belonging from a Church-Going Commitment Phobe
This memoir recounts one millennial feminist's approach to life in the Christian community and her struggle to find a sense of belonging, touching on universal themes like the importance of showing up, vulnerability, and illusions in community.
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Safely returning to worship
Guidelines for preparing to transition back to in-person worship after COVID 19.
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Sermon Seeds
This free "sermon preparation resource” features commentary on at least one of the assigned texts from the Revised Common Lectionary every week. Written primarily by pastor and theologian, Kathryn Matthews Huey, these reflections synthesize her own scholarship and pastoral insights with those of a variety of other commentators.
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Taize
This website, provided by Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, gives a preview of the best Taize worship resources available today.
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The Church Money Manual: Best Practices for Finance and Stewardship
Written by a church growth consultant, this straightforward guide provides potential solutions for the various financial issues congregations can face.
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The Cry of Tamar: Violence Against Women and the Church's Response
This resource uses the voice of Tamar from 2 Samuel 13 as the grounding force to challenge assumptions about abuse and create awareness that will lead readers towards healing and redemption.
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Mosaix Global Network
This organization provides resources and membership for congregations interested in establishing healthy multi-ethnic communities.
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