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Meet the Author: Liturgy of the Ordinary
I had a chance to connect with The Rev. Tish Harrison Warren about her new book releasing in December: Liturgy of the Ordinary. (Pre-order it...

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Seeking Financial Support?
Lyle Schaller, the great church consultant of the last generation, once offered this four-word piece of advice for raising more financial support for mission and...

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Saying Thanks to Christ Church
(On Sunday, August 14th, I preached my final sermon at Christ Church as its Rector. It was a tearful, joy-filled, service of thanksgiving and praise...

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Saying Goodbye at Christ Church
People say that it should feel like sending your kid to college. This moment…this season. Saying goodbye after so many years of ministry together. “You’re saying...

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Telling it Slant: Stewardship and Humor
Fifth in a series… The topic of stewardship and giving is not an easy one to speak about. It makes some people feel very uncomfortable....

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Funny You Said That: Stewardship and Humor
(Part Four in a Series on Stewardship) Normally, you wouldn’t find a blog post on humor mentioned in a series on Stewardship, Giving, and Generosity....

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More Habits for a Generous Church
(Part Three in a Series on Stewardship) In future posts, I will cover some basic design ideas for Stewardship/Generosity effort or program in the local...

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Habits for a Generous Church
(Part Two in a Series on Stewardship) As mentioned in my first post in this series, a church without adequate resources will soon see their...

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Stewardship, Giving and the Third Rail.
(Part One in a Series on Stewardship…) A third rail is the high voltage power line that runs along a subway train. It is the...

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The “Mere Church”
Three decades ago, church planting was hailed as the single most effective form of evangelism. The expert in this field was Dr. C. Peter Wagner...

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Why Faith, Hope, and Love Still Abide
This letter was sent to all clergy in the Diocese of C4SO on Friday afternoon. I thought it was so good that I wanted the readers...

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Shooting. Dallas. Officers. Twitter. Terrible.
Fran and I were at a concert at Fair Park last night enjoying the wry humor of Jim Gaffigan. Toward the end of his performance,...

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ABOUT LEADERWORKS

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For such a time as this…

We all know how much the context and the culture for ministry has changed dramatically. The times have changed. The tools have changed.  But the truth remains the same.

And who knows if we were not called to ministry, for such a time as this! Let’s work together to faithfully answer God’s call upon our lives at this important season.

I am 35 year veteran of congregational life and leadership. I have got the joys…and some of the wounds…to prove it. I am stepping aside from the leadership position at Christ Church in Plano in order to focus full time on helping other leaders with their work of faith.

Here is Paul’s prayer that I am making my own: “…that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power…”

If that prayer resonates with you, please subscribe to this site; I’ll keep you informed.

Lots more to come.

In Christ,

The Rev. Canon David Roseberry

 



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