Why Visioning Efforts Fail/Succeed

Why Visioning Efforts Fail/Succeed

I have had the privilege of working with numerous congregations to clarify their identity and lean into the future proactively. When that has gone well, one consequence has nearly always been true. The fresh vision requires a significant shift in the organizational...
The Reformation of Your Church

The Reformation of Your Church

I have had the privilege of working with numerous congregations to clarify their identity and lean into the future proactively. When that has gone well, one consequence has nearly always been true. The fresh vision requires a significant shift in the organizational...
Church Staffing Concerns

Church Staffing Concerns

One  of  the  most  frequent  conversations  we  have  with  churches  has  to  do  with  finances  and  staff.  Specifically,  with  the  majority  of  churches  plateaued  or  declining,  intense  pressure  is  often  brought  to  bear  upon  church  staffing ...

What Does Real Leadership Look Like?

I recently had the privilege of teaching a week-long Doctor of Ministry seminar in a seminary to a group of very bright and thoughtful students. Our topic was leadership that is adaptive, visionary, innovative and entrepreneurial. We read some fine books on the...
Worth Fighting Over

Worth Fighting Over

As part of our work with congregations who are engaging in the process of imagining their future, we invite them to first look back and connect with their past. One effective tool for doing that is to create a timeline that includes significant events from the life of...