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Article September 26, 2017

Is the Informal Drowning out the Formal Curriculum?

"The church teaches in everything that it does" was a frequently quoted phrase by one of my professors of Christian education. I was reminded  […]

Article September 14, 2017

Understanding the Bible: Unpacking the Doctrine of Scripture

Many people have little understanding of their own doctrine of Scripture, and much of it may have been taught and learned unconsciously or unintentionally.  […]

Book Review August 8, 2017

Book Review: Julie Gorman’s “Community that is Christian”

At some point, you’ve probably been in a small group that seemed as lively as a koi pond on a hot day.  […]

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Hughes, Scott

Executive Director, Congregational Vitality & Intentional Discipleship; Director, Adult Discipleship

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