Institute for Vital Ministry

Institute for Vital Ministry Leadership development for nonprofit and ministry leaders. Coaching, spiritual direction, pastoral care, entrepreneurial collaboration & resource sharing.

As the Institute for Vital Ministry develops, we will:

Provide individual and group spiritual life coaching to people who are disaffected from traditional expressions of faith and congregational life:

* Through interactions in the community, listen for an identify conversation opportunities. These could take place at formal networking meetings, at The Grove and other coworking spaces, and in “th

As the Institute for Vital Ministry develops, we will:

Provide individual and group spiritual life coaching to people who are disaffected from traditional expressions of faith and congregational life:

* Through interactions in the community, listen for an identify conversation opportunities. These could take place at formal networking meetings, at The Grove and other coworking spaces, and in “th

Operating as usual

Pastor Ken G Crawford
05/08/2020

Pastor Ken G Crawford

“Essentialism is a disciplined, systematic approach for determining where our highest point of contribution lies, then making ex*****on of those things almost effortless.”
In this season if disruption, we may have the opportunity to make new choices for our work and our personal lives. We may be able to decide what is most important, what will contribute to our wellbeing and that of the world, and set aside other things that deplete our at least don’t contribute.
#essentialism by Greg McKeown is a helpful conversation partner.
#engage4impact

GoFundMe Fundraising is offering $400,000 in $1000 #givingtuesday matching grants to #nonprofits affected by #Covid19. Y...
04/28/2020
Giving Tuesday Now: GoFundMe Charity Match Program

GoFundMe Fundraising is offering $400,000 in $1000 #givingtuesday matching grants to #nonprofits affected by #Covid19. You can apply here:
https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/giving-tuesday-now

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, nonprofits across the country face the most unprecedented economic challenge of their time. Now, more than ever, we have the opportunity to support each other and mobilize our communities. In an effort to provide immediate aid, Giving Tuesday announced #GivingTues...

“Be transformed by the renewing of the mind...” Romans 12
04/23/2020

“Be transformed by the renewing of the mind...” Romans 12

Not saying I agree with everything here, he makes some important points.At least some of our folks said they really appr...
03/20/2020
Why You Shouldn’t Live Stream a “Normal” Service This Weekend

Not saying I agree with everything here, he makes some important points.

At least some of our folks said they really appreciated that the service was “normal”. No one thing OSs going to meet all needs, and we can’t do all the things well. Make a few choices and practice those. Be flexible and gracious with yourself.

Don’t continue with business as normal. Adapt and serve people the way they need you to right now.

History Hustle
03/17/2020

History Hustle

02/27/2020
HT Jacqueline V. Twillie from ZeroGap
02/24/2020

HT Jacqueline V. Twillie from ZeroGap

Simon Sinek
02/17/2020

Simon Sinek

I love this every time I see it.

Deep dive on how to set and maintain healthy boundaries, how to recognize when those are at risk, and what to do to prot...
02/10/2020
Last Day to Register!

Deep dive on how to set and maintain healthy boundaries, how to recognize when those are at risk, and what to do to protect everyone involved. #boundaries

This is going to be a blessing to many folks.
01/23/2020
Webinar Registration Page

This is going to be a blessing to many folks.

Money Is Not A Four-Letter-Word: Faith, Women in Ministry, & Money a webinar on Cultivating a Resistance Money Mindset

At the edge of chaos, complex dynamic systems are at their most creative (Kauffman, 1995). Ervin László argues in The Ch...
01/21/2020
The adaptive cycle as a dynamic map for resilience thinking

At the edge of chaos, complex dynamic systems are at their most creative (Kauffman, 1995). Ervin László argues in The Chaos Point that the world and humanity is currently at a crossroads between breakdown and breakthrough. If we take appropriate actions, the chaos point could be an opportunity to “leap to a new civilization” (László, 2006: 109).

The three aspects of resilience (persistence, adaptive capacity and transformability) describe important capacities of living systems: to resist collapse and maintain vital functions, to adapt to changing conditions (learn and self-organize) and in the case of Socio-Ecological Systems to apply fores...

Resource Spotlight: Epiphany Bookkeeping, LLCClear communication around finances is essential for personal and organizat...
01/16/2020
Epiphany Bookkeeping, LLC

Resource Spotlight: Epiphany Bookkeeping, LLC
Clear communication around finances is essential for personal and organizational success, whether as an individual, small business, nonprofit or church. Often we don't have that expertise ourselves, or the time and discipline to manage these details successfully. If this describes you, consider engaging Epiphany. You'll get a the benefit of supportive team member who will prioritize your needs and work to help you thrive.

Epiphany Bookkeeping is a virtual bookkeeping business bringing insight and clarity to small businesses, churches & nonprofits, and individuals.

Clergy Coaching Network
12/23/2019

Clergy Coaching Network

Great stuff here!Thanks Dr. Irie
12/20/2019
DreamBig Starter Kit

Great stuff here!
Thanks Dr. Irie

How to pursue your dreams without letting fear hold you back...even if you're over 50!

Clergy Coaching Network
12/16/2019

Clergy Coaching Network

Mindful Christianity Today
12/14/2019

Mindful Christianity Today

Reformed Mindset
12/09/2019

Reformed Mindset

Clergy Coaching Network
12/09/2019

Clergy Coaching Network

12 Ways to Attract New Donors
12/06/2019
12 Ways to Attract New Donors

12 Ways to Attract New Donors

Learn how fundraisers can find valuable donor prospects with a 4 step acquisition strategy.

Clergy Coaching Network
11/05/2019

Clergy Coaching Network

10/27/2019
InLighten Films

InLighten Films

Are you looking for a new way to engage with the Common Lectionary? Every time you pass through the calendar, there are many opportunities to tell the passages in a different way. Learn more about why Professor Amy-Jill Levine thinks short films are a helpful tool with the lectionary calendar.

Tree of #contemplative practices.
10/17/2019
The Tree of Contemplative Practices

Tree of #contemplative practices.

An illustration of contemplative practices showing the breadth of meditation and mindfulness within traditions. It certainly opens up one's understanding about how these disciplines take root and manifest themselves in our lives, non?

Clergy Coaching Network
10/04/2019

Clergy Coaching Network

Something to consider!

Clergy Coaching Network
09/21/2019

Clergy Coaching Network

09/17/2019
First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

Maybe you’re called to be the first wild dancer. Maybe you’re the first follower. Whichever, be bold and live out loud. Do things that bring joy and make the world a better place.
HT Bespoken Art for the reminder.

Official transcript at https://sivers.org/ff --- If you've learned a lot about leadership and making a movement, then let's watch a movement happen, start to...

09/11/2019
New Church Ministry

#ChurchPlanting transformation of traditional churches.
- get in places where you're a little uncomfortable and environments where you can learn from new communities.
- read, read, read, watch TED talks, gather resources.
- share what you are learning, formally and informally
- learn to be around new people. Get to know a stranger.

Here are Rev. Dr. Ken Crawford's New Church Hacks:

1. Be in places where we're a little bit uncomfortable
2. Read, read, read, read
3. Bring resources back to equip and develop your community
4. Get comfortable with meeting new people

09/11/2019
New Church Ministry

#Stewardship and #Fundraising: transform your thinking.

Having trouble raising funds? Here's some advice: Let go of 20th-century stewardship models that assume donors are worshipers, and shift to non-profit fundraising models that assume everyone can give.

Address

501 Elm St, Ste 450
Dallas, TX
75202

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Institute for Vital Ministry posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Institute for Vital Ministry:

Videos

Nearby non profit organizations


Other Nonprofit Organizations in Dallas

Show All

Comments

Hey North Texas Church People - You definitely want to connect with Neighboring Movement from SoCe Life and attend this event on 9/7/19 if at all possible. This is amazing work they are doing and teaching, focused on ABCD (Asset Based Community Development) and a ridiculously simple "Love Your Neighbor" model of ministry.