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Three Minute Ministry Mentor (3MMM) offers you resources for learning and deepening your practice of ministry. Our weekly episodes will both inform and inspire your learning in practice. And we invite you to take time to notice, appreciate, and wonder how you are growing and changing in practice.
We think ministry learning matters because it shapes how you respond to a broken and beautiful world with love and justice. In other words, we invite you to be on this journey of embodying pastoral imagination in your ministry and work in the world.
Every week, Season Three of 3MMM brings you newly captioned videos, author interviews, featured ministers, and lots more! Additionally we love giving away cool ministry stuff, so watch for it!
“Seasons of Ministry” On Sunday afternoon I was driving to my church for a leadership council meeting. Just as I turned right into the driveway at Glendale Baptist, a van was pulling up to turn right out of the driveway.…Read More
In this pandemic season, we are living through days of grief, loss, violence and trauma. To counter this reality, we need rituals that embody hope, grace, healing, and lasting transformation. As a ministry leader your task to to craft and…Read More
Creativity in Ministry Today I want to introduce you to Amber Simpson, artist and minister. Amber painted the beautiful “Seasons of Ministry” that now lives on the cover of Pastoral Imagination: Bringing the Practice of Ministry to Life. This is…Read More
Happy Monday Morning, Friends! Did you know that every episode this year in 3MMM Season Three is about a topic that is also a chapter in my new book Pastoral Imagination: Bringing the Practice of Ministry to Life? Did you…Read More
Contemplative prayer This weekend I shared the “Contemplative Prayer” video with some of my new chaplain friends who serve hospitals and prisons in Cuba. I was glad to share this video in particular because it has new Spanish closed captioning.…Read More
Recently, Kyndall Rae Rothaus shared a story on Instagram TV about pronouns for God. As I listened, she shared about a time when someone read scripture in a worship service and used the gender-inclusive pronoun Ze/Zer for God in the…Read More
Editor’s Note: This week’s author conversation is about the #MeToo movement and the church’s failures to respond. It may be difficult for some readers. Mentoring relationships for ministry: at their best provide support and direction and care. They teach valuable…Read More
In my early days of ministry, after graduating from seminary, I invested time and energy into writing for the church. I mostly wrote curriculum for youth and adults. And I wrote a couple of small books, also for teaching in…Read More