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Bi-vocational ministry will be the future of the church.

Corey Buchanan Corey Buchanan is the Associate Director of Chicagoland Prison Outreach (CPO), as well as the Director of Mercy and Justice Ministries with First Reformed Church of South Holland – and has no plans to drop either of those roles.   He says, “I hope I can always be bi-vocational and be in a place where I can minister …

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5 Things a Leader Should Do Every Day

5 Things a Leader Should Do Every Day A young girl came home from school with a tummy ache. “You need something to eat,” said her mom. “Your tummy aches because there’s nothing in it.” A quick snack remedied the situation. Then the phone rang. With mom busy elsewhere, the young lass answered. It was their pastor. “How are you …

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Handling Failure—In Ourselves and Others

Handling Failure—In Ourselves and Others Some years ago a psychologist named Aldrich published a fascinating article about his work in social services, spending most of his time with teenagers who had been arrested for shoplifting or other theft. Aldrich interviewed them to find out how they had come to this. He also talked with the parents, attempting to discover how …