In March, a warm and loving community of hope gathered at the Procter Camp and Conference Center to take part in an Art of Hosting training led by Tom Brackett. During a truly joyous week we learned to ask powerful questions and embrace the hope that we were feeling for our ministries. The following videos feature a variety of wise and wonderful people telling their stories and dreaming about the futures of their church.
How Can We Respond to the Things that Break Our Hearts?
Andrea Bardelmeier, Brianna Kelly, Jane Gerdsen, and Karl Stevens, members of Praxis Communities in the Diocese of Southern Ohio, tell the foundational story of their work together.
How Can We Create Cross-Polinizing Ministries?
Kyle Bos and Nurya Love Parish talk about how their dreams grow and gain strength from being shared.
What is it Going to Mean for Us to Care for the World?
Jed Dearing talks about the Confluence Community in Franklinton, and the many communities that gave rise to it.
How Do We Make Sure that All the Children of God Have What They Need?
Marcia Ledford talks about her collaboration with Juan Perez and their desire to serve Detroit’s Hispanic community.
How Can We Be Part of Hyper-Local Connections?
Julie Fisher wonders how churches can become even more rooted in their communities.