The Common Good


Classifed: Events

October 22 - 23, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, will be the featured speaker at the historical “Lyman Beecher Lectureship on Preaching,” at Yale Divinity School, October 22nd (4:00pm), and October 23rd and 24th (10:30am each day). The lectureship is offered to “a minister of the Gospel of any evangelical denomination who has been markedly successful in the special work of the Christian ministry.”

Established in 1871, this wonderful teaching opportunity has hosted such preaching giants as Samuel DeWitt Proctor, Walter Brueggeman, and Gardner C. Taylor. Come and be in the audience for the teaching and preaching of Rev. Moss, as he presents, in three parts, The Blue Note Gospel: Preaching the Prophetic Blues in a Post Soul World.

November 15, 2014

Join students, scholars, and pastoral leaders from around the world at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as they rethink the practice of ministry in a global society. Find out more.

December 4-7, 2014

The Enneagram Conference, led by Dr. Joe Howell, returns for another enlightening experience revealing to the children of God this ancient process of raising consciousness. The three-day conference will focus on explicating the wisdom of this spiritual system to those who want to develop their awareness of the graced complexity of human nature and relationships.

January 22-24, 2015

As Christians, we care deeply about social justice and know that the church can create change. But on a practical level, how do we take on the pervasive, overwhelming issue of economic inequality? This year’s Trinity Institute (TI2015) speakers have real-world experience making change happen. They will provide you with hopeful, practical tools you can use in your community to make a positive economic impact.

January 29-31, 2015

Experience art from the inside out. Bay Area artists who will facilitate outings to performances, exhibits, urban artscape, and more with attention to the intersections of arts, spirit and social change. Find out more about Be Art Now.

Classifed: Job Openings

Senior Pastor

Crossroads Church is Welcoming/Affirming, affiliated with Alliance of Baptists, Metropolitan Organization for Economic Equality (MORE2) and Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists. We are seeking an emotionally mature pastor, effective and thoughtful preacher who presents scripture in a way that inspires and equips us to serve God, effective encourager of work groups, and who will help manage the polarities of vocal and diverse congregation. If you feel called to us and our mission go to visit our website or mail cover letter and resume to Crossroads Church, 7917 Main, Kansas City MO 64114 or to

Women and Girls Campaign Associate

The Women and Girls Campaign Associate assists all aspects of Sojourners Women and Girls initiative by (a) implementing campaign strategy, (b) building and managing relationships with key coalitions, partner organizations, and individuals and (c) providing support on key communications components of the campaign, including press events, social media, blogging, and other writing projects as assigned. Priority areas include addressing domestic and sexual violence in the church and society; increasing and supporting women’s leadership in the church; and identifying ways for Sojourners to work with other organizations to end human trafficking across the globe. View the full job posting here.

Legislative Associate/Communications Coordinator

This position will focus half-time on public policy advocacy and U.S. militarism; and coordinate the Washington Office public communications. Deadline for receiving letters and resumes is September 19, 2014. View the job description here.