What's new at Nativity

Summer Missions Update

At Nativity we believe every member is called to ministry, both here at home and out in the world. We call ministry to the world Missions. We believe this is a charge to serve in our own community, elsewhere in our region, and even to the ends of the earth (You will be my witnesses […]

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Evangelization | Making Church Matter

Saddleback Journal

Every year, my friend Pastor Rick Warren leads a fantastic conference at Saddleback Church on building healthy, purpose-driven churches.  I had the privilege of being a part of this year’s conference when Rick asked me to speak at the final session on “Leading Your Church Through Change.”  Tom, my associate, and I first came to […]

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Communication | Leadership

Dealing with Criticism: 3 Rules

I have become convinced that there is a class of people, at least in Catholic culture, who truly believe their spiritual gift is complaint, and that their contribution to the body of Christ is criticism.  Self-proclaimed liturgists, theologians, and canon lawers who take it upon themselves to police the rest of us who are actually […]

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What's new at Nativity

Spring Update

The events and activities on our calendar this spring have curtailed blogging. So I’ll take the opportunity with this post to update everyone on what has been going on here on our Ridgely Road campus and farther afield with REBUILT. Lent and Easter We had an effective and engaging Lenten message and small group series […]

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Discipleship

Every Member a Minister

God has prepared good works for us to do in advance, works that he is counting on us to do, that will remain undone if we fail to do them. And one of the principle places he wants us to serve in our church family: we call it ministry. In this Sunday’s Second Reading St. […]

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