Welcome to Formation

Silence, by Holly Woodall

As Christians, we often talk about the need for silence. The still, small voice of God is elusive, best found in quiet moments. Through Formation, I have come to realize that silence is not simply the absence of sound; instead, it is the presence of something far more...

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The Church, by Billy Vaughan

I had a friend, now deceased, who told the story of leaving the church as a young adult over the race issue.  He and his wife, while working with the youth, used Methodist literature showing blacks and whites together in friendship.  The parents of the youth and the...

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Why Formation for Ministry?

I had been out of seminary for 13 years. I was serving as co-pastor of a new multi-racial church and, along with some of the men of that church, was driving to Chicago to participate in a weekend retreat on building the reconciled and reconciling community. Along the...

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The Space Between Us

Highlighted Resource Profile The following is a sermon by the Rev. Lisa Anderson and can be found in the publication Women Shall Preach (available...
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"Seen, Known, and Welcomed"

By Billy Price


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