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Special project: Sacred Calling

Challenges — and opportunities — facing ministry as a vocation in Churches of Christ.

Find links below to all the articles in the “Sacred Calling” series:

Part 1

On a mission to fill empty pulpits: For John and Carla Moore, addressing the shortage of preachers in Churches of Christ is a priority. By Bobby Ross Jr. Published Jan. 23, 2023.

Seeking the gifted: Ministers suggest ideas for inspiring and training more preachers. By Bobby Ross Jr. Published Jan. 23, 2023.

Songezo Gwanya preaches at the Hilltop Church of Christ in Johannesburg.

Songezo Gwanya preaches at the Hilltop Church of Christ in Johannesburg.

‘If they go into full-time ministry, they’ll go back to poverty’: Ministers struggle to find financial support among Churches of Christ in South Africa. By Audrey Jackson. Published Jan. 23, 2023.

Editorial: Who’s to blame for the preacher shortage in Churches of Christ? We are: Perhaps the biggest factor — and the saddest — relates to the lack of respect afforded preachers in our fellowship. By Bobby Ross Jr. Published Jan. 23, 2023.

Part 2

Building up the kingdom — one small, rural church at a time: Colorado outreach effort aims to equip and encourage ministers, leaders and their families. By Bobby Ross Jr. Published Feb. 3, 2023.

Matthew Morine preaches for the Castle Rock Church of Christ in Colorado.

Matthew Morine preaches for the Castle Rock Church of Christ in Colorado.

We’ll update this list as additional stories are published.

BOBBY ROSS JR. is Editor-in-Chief of The Christian Chronicle. Reach him at [email protected].

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