Jesus on Strategic Planning

Jesus on Strategic Planning

Building a congregation’s life around a clear vision and purpose is an easy thing to believe in. Aligning that purpose with biblical teaching and witness is an agreeable notion. I seldom encounter a leader or leadership group who resists the idea that the path toward...
Jesus on Strategic Visioning

Jesus on Strategic Visioning

Building a congregation’s life around a clear vision and purpose is an easy thing to believe in. Aligning that purpose with biblical teaching and witness is an agreeable notion. I seldom encounter a leader or leadership group who resists the idea that the path toward...
Who’s Your Scrum Master?

Who’s Your Scrum Master?

PierreSelim / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0 / GFDL The game of rugby uses an iconic formation called a Scrum, players with arms linked around one another in a tight formation, working in concert to move the ball a few feet forward against an opposing group from the...
Is your church fragile or agile?

Is your church fragile or agile?

One of the most excruciating congregational projects I’ve ever experienced was a strategy planning process at a church where I served on staff early in my ministry. Over the course of 18 months, I watched as a star-studded leadership group slogged through an onerous...