Welcome to CcNet

Welcome to CcNet on Facebook! The CcNet Facebook page is offered for Clergy & Congregational Leaders of all religious traditions.  

The three-part mission of this Facebook page:

To CHALLENGE, EQUIP AND INSPIRE clergy and congregational leaders for transformational leadership in an ever-changing world.  We will do this by sharing relevant articles, book reviews, research, quotes, sermon ideas and illustrations, sharable memes, and occasionally a bit of humor about human nature, theology, or congregational life.

To ARTICULATE A VISION FOR FAITHFUL CONGREGATIONS. This may include but is not limited to Worship, Community, Hospitality, Discipleship, Inclusiveness, Evangelism, Social/Biblical Justice, Congregational Care, Service, and Leadership Development.

To INVITE CLERGY AND CONGREGATIONAL LEADERS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR COACHING SERVICES. We hope that clergy and congregational leadership teams will seek to employ one of our well-trained clergy coaches to assist them in their leadership and ministry.  Our coaching services are available to leaders of all religious traditions.  Learn more at http://www.clergycoachingnetwork.com At present our coaching services are limited to clergy and congregational leaders in North America.  

Posts on this page come from a variety of perspectives and seek to address the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing clergy, faith leaders, congregations, and the communities in which they minister.  While we do not coach thorough our Facebook posts, most of our posts are selected to address the concerns identified by our clients and the congregations that they serve. Because our coaching clients are diverse, some of our posts will confirm what you already think. Others will challenge assumptions and invite the exploration of new possibilities.  

If you are uncomfortable with posts coming from a variety of points of view or religious perspectives(conservative, moderate, and progressive, sacred, and secular), this may not be the page for you.

COMMENT GUIDELINES: 

If you choose to comment on a post, we ask you to familiarize yourself with our mission and follow these Comment Guidelines. (By “liking” or “following” this page, you are agreeing to abide by these guidelines.)

  • As people of faith, we are called to a higher standard than the vitriol that often shows up in some Facebook comments.
  • Always read a complete article before making a comment. Commenting on a headline, a tag-line or picture, without reading the article, perpetuates the shallow thinking that dominates much of social media. When it is obvious that the commenter has not read the entire article, the comment will be deleted.
  • Please, no personal attacks. Comment on ideas, not people. We delete comments that are deemed to be trolling, abusive, profanity, inaccurate, conspiracy theories, pejorative, demeaning, off-topic, “whataboutism,” racist, sexist, hate-speech, labeling, “denomination bashing,” or harassing. 
  • Please stay on topic. Keep the conversation thread focused on the article, the meme or the subject presented. Comments that seek to “hijack” the conversation or present a topic not referred to in the post or meme will be hidden or deleted. 
  • Don’t post links without comment. Engage in conversation.  We delete links that do not include personal comments. And please don’t cut and paste comments you have used elsewhere. This feed is not your pulpit.
  • Advertisements or solicitations, posted as comments, will always be deleted and the person or organization posting ads will lose the privilege of commenting on this page.  

Remember! When you “like or follow” this Facebook page, you are agreeing to these guidelines.  We reserve the right to prohibit persons or groups from commenting on this page when these guidelines are ignored!  

PS — In light of the dangers of the Covid-19 pandemic, we never want to pass on misinformation or “be used” to pass on misinformation. Therefore, we will hide or delete comments that oppose the recommendations of public health officials, that promote unsafe practices, that post false information or promote conspiracy theories, and those who criticize the faith of persons who advocate and follow public health guidelines. Any questions you may have about Covid-19 and best practices can be addressed reaching out to the CDC, Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the World Health Organization, the National Institute of Health, BioLogos, your local Health Department or your area Hospital. We verify all of our Covid-19 posts with one or more of these sources. 

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