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Leading together: Lydia Kelsey Bucklin on empowering followers of Jesus through mutual ministry

Lydia Kelsey Bucklin isn’t afraid to bring an expansive sense of creativity and mission to her work in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan. As Canon to the Ordinary for Discipleship & Vitality, she lives and works in a beautiful, remote region of the United States where the traditional model of one priest per congregation isn’t self-sustaining, and hasn’t been for decades. In this interview, she spoke with us about how her diocese has been a pioneer in rethinking ecclesiology, how local leaders welcome visitors and train others on the collaborative ministry model, and what it looks like when a church community and a small-town brewery share the same roof. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Brittany Wilmes, Faith and Money Network: […]

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Photo Album: 2023 Deep South Investors Tour

In June 2023, Faith and Money Network took a handful of current and prospective investors with Hope Credit Union on a Trip of Perspective through Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama. Participants saw firsthand how Hope Credit Union is working to build wealth for Black Americans in a historically and currently underserved and underbanked region of the United States. The trip also took the group to historical sites in the Deep South, including the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery. Credit for all photos: Sara Loving

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