The View from Outside the Kettle

The View from Outside the Kettle

George Barna, the founder of the Barna Research Group likes to say he offers, “Knowledge to navigate a changing world.” When I began my ministry, he wrote a book called The Frog in the Kettle. The idea was that if a frog is in a kettle of water that gradually heats...
Pastor, Which Hat Will You Wear?

Pastor, Which Hat Will You Wear?

At the Center for Healthy Churches we often consider the distinctions implied between serving congregations as “consultants” and “coaches.” Implied are the hats we wear when we engage churches and their leadership. Pastors must do the same kind of identity work. Why?...