Communities of Practice – What are your questions?

Communities of Practice – What are your questions?

We are excited to share together at the CEF conference in Communities of Practice.  All conference participants will be assigned a Community of Practice at registration and starting on Monday we will be meeting in our communities to have conversation around an area of...
Introducing the Monday Evening Preacher: Rev. Judi Hoffman

Introducing the Monday Evening Preacher: Rev. Judi Hoffman

By Design Team Leader Diana Hynson First, let me say that you are in for a wonderful worship service after our first full day of the CEF conference: Real.Relevant.Community. It was my great joy to have The Rev. Judi Hoffman as my pastor for several years. She is a...
Early Morning Musings

Early Morning Musings

By Debby Fox, Design Team Member My husband is recovering from hip replacement surgery, and while he is doing very well post-surgery, neither of us are sleeping. So I find myself awake and up very early again. I am reading Diana Butler Bass’ book, Grounded. It’s been...
Building a Community

Building a Community

Diana Hynson Design Team Chair I had a dramatic conversion experience as a teenager. The father of a friend had been sharing, very earnestly, about his own Christian transformation and about what a life in Christ meant to him. Finally, the Holy Spirit seized me by my...
Are You Standing Out From the Herd?

Are You Standing Out From the Herd?

By Lynley Jones, CEF Conference Workshop Leader “Is this idea a heifer, or a purple cow?” That’s the question I ask when planning ministry in my never-ending search for the purple cow. What’s a purple cow? What do purple cows have to do with marketing ministry? Good...
IDK?!?

IDK?!?

By CEF Design Team member Jenny Reilly (part two) IDK! It’s an acronym most of us who work with young people know all too well. And it fits perfectly with the chapter in Margaret Wheatley’s Turning to One Another that probably made the biggest impact on me. In her...