Shaping Communities

Study Guide for “In the Midst of Chaos: Caring for Children as a Spiritual Practice”

By Mindy Sharp

Mindy McGarrah Sharp compiled this companion study guide for the book “In the Midst of Chaos: Caring for Children as a Spiritual Practice,” written by Bonnie Miller-McLemore.

Practicing Our Faith: Get Thee to a Community

By Martin Copenhaver

This sermon based on Acts 2:43-47 and I Corinthians 12:12-26 was preached at the Wellesley Congregational Church on February 28, 1999.

Living as community, then and now

By Dorothy Bass

A homily given by Dorothy Bass, based on Acts 2:43-47, at Valparaiso University Chapel, November 9, 2010.

How we read the Bible as a post-evangelical church

By Steve Watson

When a pastor and his congregation found that their practice of daily Bible study was not working for them anymore, they adapted their spiritual formation.

Mel Williams: What I’ve learned from Baptists, monks, Quakers and backpackers

By Mel Williams

A Baptist pastor has wondered throughout his career: Why do seekers show up and engage in worship or other spiritual practices?