Stability is the focus of most Christian congregations. Two thousand years of tradition in belief and practices are not easily altered. The world in … [Read more...] about Living in the Flux of Constant Change: Part 2
Looking backwards is occasionally necessary to understanding the present or future. My first experience in working as a congregational consultant was … [Read more...] about Some Things Never Change: Part 1 of 2
January is a typical month for giving attention to one’s body after the gluttony of Thanksgiving and Christmas. The airwaves are full of … [Read more...] about How Do We Describe a Healthy Church?
It was a simple question from a CHC colleague: “Larry, do you have enough bandwidth to help me with a church staff analysis?” Initially, I had no idea … [Read more...] about Is Your Church Enlarging Its Bandwidth?
Post by Larry McSwain. Most American congregations face a painful reality. David T. Olson has established clearly that no more than 17 … [Read more...] about Congregational Staffing for Healthy Futures