New Questions for a New Day

New Questions for a New Day

Let’s face it.  Most people have believed for some time that things in the church have needed to change.  We all know the data…decline, institutional stagnation, and shrinking numbers.  More gray hair and fewer kids, not to mention structural albatrosses made of...
Just the Next Step

Just the Next Step

In the not so distant past, organizations thought they should do a strategic planning / visioning process about every ten years. Organizational life ran smoothly enough that leaders could trust such a plan to provide them with plenty of guidance for the coming decade....
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...