Donna Schaper

Donna Schaper

Donna Schaper is Senior Minister of the Judson Memorial Church in New York City.

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Resources

God's Gift of Love - eBook

God's Gift of Love - eBook

Sermons on the Second Readings Series II, Cycle C

Sermons on the Second Readings Series II, Cycle C

Prayers For People Who Say They Can't Pray

Prayers For People Who Say They Can't Pray

20 Ways to Keep Sabbath

20 Ways to Keep Sabbath

Articles

Refresh the Offering: Ten Tips

By Donna Schaper
1. Go Back to Basics. What is an offering? It is a response to the word of God, made in cash or check. That may sound disrespectful to both God and cash but cash is not much… read more

In Honor of Grandparents

By Donna Schaper
Researchers suggest that more than one kind of behavior is biologically written on the human heart. For example, “fight and flight” is a biological response to threat. … read more

10 Ways to Encourage Teachers

By Donna Schaper
I knew a grade school teacher who had an overflowing bookcase of mugs and apple tchotchkes and slogan boards in her apartment. She often received 26 per year, which is the number… read more

Talking to Kids About God

By Donna Schaper
1. Keep it simple. Super simple.God loves you. God loves me. God loves Daddy. And, yes, God loves your brother, who just stole your train. Repetition of these simple sentiments… read more

What Lights You Up?: Staying Alive in Ministry

By Donna Schaper
Staying alive in ministry involves knowing what we mean by “alive” and what we mean by “ministry.” There is a pollution of words and confusion of roles… read more

Achieving a Critical Mass of Young People

By Donna Schaper
My congregation in New York City has experienced a very welcome generational shift over the last several years. From an average age of sixty, we are now an average age of forty… read more
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