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Thankfulness Lights the Way

Charlie Cotherman As we approach a holiday season like none we have lived through before, it’s easy to focus on what's missing. Can we still be thankful?
November 24, 2020
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Not Alone: Leading Well When Leading Is Hard

Charlie Cotherman Leading well in this moment is hard, but it is also as important as ever. Fortunately, we don't have to lead alone.
September 16, 2020
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Not Just an Urban Issue: Racism and the Church in Small-Town America

Charlie Cotherman Only when we in the rural and small-town church reject the assumption that racism is an urban problem, can we step into the work of addressing it.
June 9, 2020
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Code Yellow: Thinking Through When and How Churches Should Reopen

Charlie Cotherman As states like Pennsylvania begin to reopen, pastors are thinking hard about how and when churches should open their doors for in-person gatherings.
May 5, 2020
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Beyond Facebook Live: Resources for Helping Small Churches Thrive During Physical Distancing

Charlie Cotherman As pastors we know that simply creating a decent streaming option for Sunday worship will not be enough to see our churches through the next weeks and months.
April 2, 2020
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Leaning In: Christ, Calling, and Community During a Pandemic

Charlie Cotherman Life has changed drastically over the last couple weeks. How does one best lead, or best pastor, during times like this?
March 27, 2020