Less Facebook, More Coffee

Less Facebook, More Coffee

“I need to talk to you about what you said in your sermon yesterday.”  I guess I should have expected it. It was in the days after violence had erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia.  As a pastor I’d spoken about the events that had taken place and while my criticisms...
Budget Planning in a Pandemic

Budget Planning in a Pandemic

Fall is here.  It may be ninety-five degrees here in Texas, but school is back in session and Labor Day is just a few days away.  I know that every church doesn’t follow the same rhythms but in the last two churches I pastored, Labor Day to Christmas was my most...
5 Ways to Keep Connected in a Pandemic

5 Ways to Keep Connected in a Pandemic

I came across an interesting list a few months ago.  It was a list of the richest animals in the world.  Did you know that the richest animal in the world is a dog named Gunther IV.  Gunther is worth about $373 million dollars give or take. He received his wealth from...
Congregational Leadership in a Crazy World

Congregational Leadership in a Crazy World

They never taught us…how to pastor a church during a pandemic.  They never taught us…what to do when news channels trained the members of our churches to look at the exact same events and see them in two totally different ways. They never taught us…what...
Congregational Health and Social Justice

Congregational Health and Social Justice

At the Center for Healthy Churches we don’t tend to dwell on controversial topics. We’re an organization that focuses on congregational best practices. Hiring well, articulating a clear vision, being intentional with stewardship—these practices aren’t always easy but...