RevGalBlogPals regular features A key to maintaining a vibrant online community is keeping fresh content in front of the members. Here's how RevGalBlogPals have scheduled regular features, assigned to various members, to achieve this goal:
Weekly Sunday Prayer: posted early so members can join in prayer before they begin a day of leading their congregations; Monday Meet 'n' Greet: welcomes new members and highlights veterans; Tuesday Lectionary Leanings: an invitation to begin musings on the Revised Common Lectionary text for the coming Sunday; Wednesday Festival: a round-up of writings and happenings throughout the Web ring; Thursday Ask the Matriarch: an advice column for women in ministry, usually with thoughts from several career clergywomen; Friday Five: a game that has become tradition to finish out the week; Saturday 11th Hour Preacher Party: a way to support and be supported by fellow pastors putting the finishing touches on the week's sermon
Monthly Mission Moment: successes shared by RGBP members to inspire congregations and groups in their own mission projects; Musical Musings: recommendations of tunes, sacred and secular, that can inspire and enrich one's faith journey; RevGalBookPals: book discussions held in the comments section of a designated blog posting; have included works by authors such as Rob Bell and Barbara Brown Taylor.
RevGalBlogPals at a glance More about the women interviewed for this story:
Name: Mary Beth Butler Blog: Terrapin Station (http://marybethbutler.typepad.com) Denomination: Episcopal Occupation: Director of the Study Abroad Center, University of North Texas
Name: Theresa Coleman, a.k.a. Reverend Mommy Blog: Reverend Mommy's Random Thoughts (http://reverendmommy.blogspot.com) Denomination: United Methodist Occupation: Clergy
Name: Jody Harrington, a.k.a. Quotidian Grace Blog: Quotidian Grace (http://quotidiangrace.blogspot.com) Denomination: Presbyterian Church USA Occupation: Lay elder serving as moderator-elect of New Covenant Presbytery