CHHSM Advancing the Healing & Service Ministry of Jesus Christ

from-the-president


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Reaping What We Sow »

October 13, 2015

It is autumn. The blood moon was glorious and harvest season is upon us. While assessing the bounty of the summer’s labor and preparing for winter, I think about the scripture from 2 Corinthians 9:6 – “But this [I say], they who soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and they who soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.”

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Collective Wisdom »

September 13, 2015

Recently I was wrestling over a complicated work issue and was feeling lost. There are so many variables around CHHSM’s value proposition process, staffing, finances and strategic planning that I just felt stuck.

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Renewal »

August 14, 2015

In late July, the CHHSM team took a couple days away from the office for a staff retreat. There was ample time for us to plan for the future, relax, socialize, exercise, and meet with our members in Minnesota. This time away from the office reminded me how important we can be in shaping our shared ministry through the energy and passion we can give to and draw from each other.

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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.