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Bo Sanders
March 3, 2018

Changes To Church

Earlier this month I responded to a survey being done by a grad student about new worship communities and churches in revitalization. Below are some of my responses to the 3 questions – and here is a 10 min video with some pictures spliced for illustration. 1.What innovative practices set your faith community apart? Vermont […]

January 23, 2018

Conversation in Church and Culture

I had an epiphany a couple of weeks ago. Literally every single thing that we do as a church is conversational: Bible Study Sunday School Small Groups Books Groups Committee Meetings Potlucks In fact, this is the case with all churches … and then come the Sunday morning worship service. That seems really odd to […]

October 3, 2017

Bo’s Beliefs

I want to thank everyone for all the support as I transfer in my ordination. I thought that some of you might be interested in the process. I know this is heady and nerdy but in case anyone is interested, I had to type of my ‘statement of beliefs’.  Here they are so far … […]

August 26, 2017

Better Energy For Better Things

This church is a spiritual oasis. Part of that is to be a safe place for weary travelers. We live in time when people are exhausted, worn out, and fatigued. Our church wants to be a place of rest and restoration. We also are trying something experimental which is to become a conversational community. It […]

July 17, 2017

Supplement or Complement

This past Sunday we introduced an element of conversation to our gatherings. There are several things I love about this addition: While I appreciate so many things about liturgical (classic) worship, I worry that it has become a one-directional stage performance that encourages people to be passive spectators. When everything is pre-planned (and even scripted) […]

June 28, 2017

All Are Welcome

This Sunday our call to worship sets the tone for the whole month of July. It reads: Leader: Welcome to each and every one of you! People : Even when things get hectic, always know that you will find welcome here. L: May the joy we have in our Lord Jesus Christ become your joy […]

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