Learning to Collaborate x 3

Learning to Collaborate x 3

  When I started out as a young associate pastor, I was deeply aware of how little I knew about ministry.  I wasn’t sure how to lead a congregation.  I didn’t know what my relationship should be with pastors and lay leaders who had been at the work far longer than...
The Faithful Gift of a Leaving a Legacy

The Faithful Gift of a Leaving a Legacy

Most of us have read the statistics about how many churches are likely to close over the next 3-5 years.  Although the various studies come up with different totals, all of the figures are staggering.  To make matters worse, it’s already clear that the hit many of our...
Just the Next Step

Just the Next Step

In the not so distant past, organizations thought they should do a strategic planning / visioning process about every ten years. Organizational life ran smoothly enough that leaders could trust such a plan to provide them with plenty of guidance for the coming decade....
Right-Sizing Your Staff

Right-Sizing Your Staff

Many churches have been struggling for years to raise the financial resources needed to maintain the staffing model they’ve “always had.”  This struggle has come into even sharper focus now, given the pandemic’s impact on church giving. Given that growing...