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Navigating Tension Series

 Chaos and divisiveness seem to be prevalent in our nation, our communities and even our churches. Tension builds daily around various issues within our faith communities.

In this series, “Navigating Tension,” Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. shares with the Mississippi Conference the landscape of our current climate, what wisdom Scripture provides about dealing with times of uncertainty and conflict and how we—the church—can live faithfully and be fruitful disciples of Jesus Christ in times of tension.

Navigating Tension with Bishop Swanson: Part 1 of 3 from Mississippi Conference on Vimeo.

In this first of three videos in the series, Bishop Swanson discusses the Commission on a Way Forward, the church’s current reality and seeing tension as an opportunity for growth. 

 

Navigating Tension with Bishop Swanson: Part 2 of 3 from Mississippi Conference 

In this second of three videos, Bishop Swanson discusses self-deception in congregations.

 

Navigating Tension with Bishop Swanson: Part 3 of 3 from Mississippi Conference 

Bishop Swanson concludes this series explaining the need for faith communities to be clear about the vision, be clear on their context and focus on intentional disciple-making systems.

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