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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Presentation: A Tale of Two Congregations, Part Two

Posted by Inagrace Dietterich What would it look like if the church in creative ways became the locus for imagining and creating good work in its neighborhood? This and the previous post by Phil Kenneson make explicit how congregations and parishes

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Presentation: A Tale of Two Congregations, Part One

Posted by Inagrace Dietterich What might be some creative ways in which the church itself can become the locus for imagining and creating good work, and perhaps especially for the neighborhood in which it finds itself? This post and the

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A Tale of Two Freedoms

Posted by Inagrace Dietterich What might it look like to use our freedom to live more and more into God’s economy? What implications might this have for our daily work? How might this shift the way we think about work

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A Tale of Two Economies, Part Two

Posted by Inagrace Dietterich GOD’S ECONOMY.  Continuing from the last post, we are now comparing and contrasting two different “economies” broadly understood. For many of us, simply hearing the phrase “God’s economy” might strike us as odd. When we hear

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