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Comings and Goings is a blog written by Theology, Formation, and Evangelism Director Charles B. "Chip" Hardwick as he travels throughout the church. God is on the move out and about in the world, working to redeem all things in Jesus Christ. As we join this mission, by the power of the Spirit we see God on the move. This blog contains glimpses of how Chip finds this to be true in his comings and goings. 

You can follow Chip on twitter (@chiphardwick) or find him on Facebook (Chip Hardwick).

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August 22, 2013

Company of New Pastors

These are busy days for the Company of New Pastors.

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March 15, 2012

A Jewel for the Church

“The goal is to send these younger people home, have them fired up and passionate about the scriptures and with strong prayer lives and a real sense of what they believe, so they can continue to do those kinds of things in the local setting,” says Tim McNeil.

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October 12, 2011

In Good Company

I’ve spent a good portion of the past two weeks in the company of…well, the Company of New Pastors.  If you’re not familiar with the program, it’s really simple:

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August 11, 2011

Helper or Accuser?

In our house we have a scale.  I've been thinking about that scale as I have worked on publishing "A Pastoral Rule."  I had two reactions to the Rule.  On the one hand, it was energizing.  On the other hand . . .

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August 9, 2011

A Pastoral Rule

Pastoral leadership is hard work. The challenge of sustaining faithful service to Jesus Christ and those who seek to follow him is real. And it is an abiding challenge. How can it be done?  A group of PC(USA) pastors, council leaders, and professors has gathered together elements from the tradition's wisdom, and offer "A Pastoral Rule" to PC(USA) pastors for today's challenges. 

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April 15, 2011

Context Links for April 15

Here are this week’s links to articles of interest. I should note that if you ever come across articles that you think might be of interest, feel free to send me a link. I can’t guarantee that every article will be included but suggestions are welcome.

Emerging Congregational Model

One example of new models being tried by Presbyterians to reach new generations is Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church in Portland, Oregon. The PNS gives us a window into the work of this church

A congregational coffee shop


Emergent pastor Rob Bell recently published a book called Love Wins ...

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March 17, 2011

Welcome to the Context Blog

Welcome to the inaugural post of the Context blog. Each week I’ll be posting links to news that helps members of the General Assembly Mission Council better reflect on our context for mission. While all are welcome to view the blog, comments will be limited to members of the General Assembly Mission Council and invited guests.

The format will initially be a weekly post with links to news items of interest. We will see if other uses emerge as we go along. Feel free to visit as often as you like or not to visit at all. We are ...

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