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Three Minute Ministry Mentor (3MMM) offers weekly resources for learning and deepening your practice of ministry. Our weekly episodes strive both to inform and inspire your learning for the sake of ministry. Each week we also invite you to take time to notice, appreciate, and wonder how you are growing and changing as a ministry leader.
We think ministry learning matters. And we believe learning is at the heart of how you respond to a broken and beautiful world with love and justice. Thus, we are inviting you to be on this journey of embodying pastoral imagination for your vocation in the world.
Every week, Season Four of 3MMM brings you a combination of videos, author interviews, featured ministers, questions for reflection, and lots more! Additionally we love giving away cool ministry stuff, so watch for it! If you sign up today, then you will receive a free download about grief. You will also get access to the State of Clergywomen Report, an ordination blessing, and more!
Looking for Eileen’s new Pastoral Imagination book and journal? You will find them here.
Pray. Read. Write. This three-part creative process is one of the most enduring patterns of work in my life. I have been praying and reading and writing and creating as long as I can remember. They are the forms of…Read More
On May 5 the United Nation World Health Organization declared the Covid-19 global health emergency / pandemic ‘over’! Now what? Well, not so fast. It’s more complicated than that. Even the head of the United Nations says so. The threat…Read More
Pastoral Imagination at two years old! Here’s a fun way to let you know some things about the book Pastoral Imagination, which turns two this month! My Fortress Press editor Scott Tunseth told me this was a book for the…Read More
Last week I had the joy of appreciating Rev. Dr. Pamela Cooper-White, at her retirement dinner. A wonderful group came together May 4 at Union Theological Seminary to celebrate our friend and colleague. My task and honor was to reflect…Read More
This week and next I invite you to join me in celebrating two of my senior colleagues, so I’ll be offering appreciation for Bonnie Miller-McLemore and Pamela Cooper-White. Vanderbilt Divinity School marked Bonnie’s retirement on Saturday night along with six…Read More
A few days ago I took part in a conversation with The Bridge for Early Career Preachers. The focus of the webinar was sustainable preaching. The coordinators for The Bridge, Dr. Rich Voltz and Rev. Mandy England Cole invited me,…Read More
Everyone I know is simply trying to find our way. Living in a new world and navigating a new era of ministry. Maybe you’re getting tired of hearing me say this?! But I think it’s important. So I keep saying…Read More
Easter is not just a day but rather a whole season: Eastertide. Throughout the year, and in the season of Eastertide, our call as followers on the way of Jesus is to practice resurrection. To celebrate life and new birth.…Read More
Talking through tragedy, creating sanctuary in a crisis, and accompanying people through ambiguous loss amounts to some of our hardest relational work in the practice of ministry. In this week’s episode I want to talk about all three forms of…Read More
From Winston-Salem North Carolina, to Princeton, New Jersey, to New York City, I’ve been on the road, and today I’m sharing a short travelogue introduction. I want to tell you some stories about my work of teaching, research, friendship and…Read More