Living in the Flux of Constant Change: Part 2

Living in the Flux of Constant Change: Part 2

Stability is the focus of most Christian congregations.  Two thousand years of tradition in belief and practices are not easily altered.  The world in which that tradition is sought is in constant flux.  How we followers of Jesus maintain our commitments while...
Some Things Never Change: Part 1 of 2

Some Things Never Change: Part 1 of 2

Looking backwards is occasionally necessary to understanding the present or future.  My first experience in working as a congregational consultant was in 1971.  I was a young seminary assistant professor teaching Church and Community invited to meet with a small...

Congregational Staffing for Healthy Futures

  Post by Larry McSwain. Most American congregations face a painful reality. David T. Olson has established clearly that no more than 17 percent of the population attends anyone’s church. The only congregations growing are those smaller than 49 or more than 2,000...