CHHSM Advancing the Healing & Service Ministry of Jesus Christ

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Growing Together at General Synod »

July 14, 2015

The 30th UCC General Synod was a time of celebrating, visioning, imagining the future, reflecting and building community. It was a time of great passion for the church of our shared heritage. It was also a time of immense learning.

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Faith-Based Ministry »

June 12, 2015

Some folks find the words “faith-based ministry” scary. While I understand their viewpoint is often a product of a damaging religious experience, I would like to challenge that view.

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A Strong Core: Core Values and Mission »

May 12, 2015

Every time I go to the gym, I begin my workout by focusing on my core. Good training principles dictate that the key to strength, health and wellness comes from a strong and stable core.

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Val-You Proposition »

April 14, 2015

In previous columns, I talked about the importance of belonging and the language we use to communicate. Now I ask you to reflect on why you choose to belong to CHHSM. What are the compelling reasons to be a member of this community of practice? Your reasons form the basis of a value proposition for CHHSM.

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Now What? »

March 13, 2015

A few years ago, I went on a group vacation to Mexico. We stayed in a settled area, but the casa we rented was staffed by locals who spoke absolutely no English. We all spoke a little Spanish (some studied it years ago, others used language course CDs), but only one of us was fluent enough to communicate effectively.

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Transformation »

February 11, 2015

Why all this talk about transformation? Because transformation is the only constant that exists in our lives. Transformation happens at every level, starting with our personal interactions, friendships and networks, which have profound impacts on our world views. We are also informed and influenced by the social, political and legal environment that shapes our society. 

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