8 Strengths of Congregations
Full Version, 22-minutes
Short videos for each of the 8 strengths
1 — Strength to Accompany
Life is “being with.” Congregations can create relationships. Expansive community. Building patterns of accompaniment.
2 — Strength to Convene
Convening to find God and each other. Convening in the war zone. The role of the faith community. Tending and mending the web.
3 — Strength to Connect
Disconnected communities. Deep connectedness. Faith risks trust. Healthy connections. Connecting for advocacy. Look for patterns.
4 — Strength to Tell Stories
To tell the story is to frame the meaning. Discerning our story. Elements of a story. Practical steps toward giving context.
5 — Strength to Give Sanctuary
Safe haven on a dangerous journey. Where spirituality comes alive. Where trust grows and shows.
6 — Strength to Bless
Why blessing? Pseudo-blessing. Clear way for hope. Implementing blessing.
7 — Strength to Pray
Standing at the intersection. Prayerful humility empowers. The integrity of prayer. Not leaving prayer to chance.
8 — Strength to Endure
A different drummer. So there! Pass the coffee. Brokenness makes for endurance. One thing endures.
Bonus for those who scrolled this far:
Congregations and the 8 Strengths