Author: Inagrace Dietterich

Finding our Place in the Heart of God’s Mission

The Center Blog 2017-18 is a year-long album of research, experience and learning of the Center for Parish Development in its 50th year. In this post, we look to unpack the first of the five previously named key assumptions that

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Being Faithful and Fruitful in the midst of Our Changing World

A year-long album of research, experience and learning of the Center for Parish Development in its 50th year. The church as “missional” is a sent community, a community called and sent by God into particular cultural-historical contexts. Empowered by the

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Going to the Roots of Renewal and Hope

A year-long album of research, experience and learning of the Center for Parish Development in its 50th year. In 2018 the Center for Parish Development will be celebrating 50 years in service to the church.  We – the staff, partners,

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Work in the Spirit

This post offers some initial reflection on the contributions of Miroslav Volf. He identifies the wide-ranging significance and implications of work, declaring it is “the basis of individual human life and all human history.” Volf seeks to develop a broad

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Working with “stuff” in A God-Centered World

Join this conversation on the theology and practice of ‘daily work.’  Leave a comment as you read, and continue the conversation at the missional church convocation in Chicago area, July 21-23, 2016, Dr. Phil Kenneson keynote speaker. Living and working within a

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