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...
Christmas Lessons

Christmas Lessons

Our current Christmas celebration habits are a uniquely post-WW2 phenomena. Much of the excess we experience stands at odds with the way Western society approached the holiday only a few years ago. This shift has lessons for any congregation attempting to manage...

Which parking spot for you?

Among the critical questions every minister and staff needs to ask as we begin a new year is this one: Which parking spot will you choose? Clearly, this question needs to be put in its proper context.   My father was the finest and healthiest minister I have ever...