Congregational Leadership in a Crazy World

Congregational Leadership in a Crazy World

They never taught us…how to pastor a church during a pandemic.  They never taught us…what to do when news channels trained the members of our churches to look at the exact same events and see them in two totally different ways. They never taught us…what...
Congregational Health and Social Justice

Congregational Health and Social Justice

At the Center for Healthy Churches we don’t tend to dwell on controversial topics. We’re an organization that focuses on congregational best practices. Hiring well, articulating a clear vision, being intentional with stewardship—these practices aren’t always easy but...
Lessons from a Hurricane for a Pandemic

Lessons from a Hurricane for a Pandemic

I still remember the moment I first saw the spaghetti models for Hurricane Florence heading right for us.  I’m not a native North Carolinian and most of the folks who’d grown up on the coast told me not worry too much until it was a lot closer, but...
7 Traits of Thriving Congregations:  Humility

7 Traits of Thriving Congregations: Humility

A few years ago Jim Collins (author of Good to Great) partnered with the Harvard Business School to do a study of what he calls Level 5 leaders.  According to Collins, Level 5 leaders make a catalytic impact on the organizations they...