“Healthy organizations need healthy staff teams”. Sounds right, I guess. Is it true that all successful organizations, in fact, have a healthy … [Read more...] about Healthy Team Member, Healthy Teams, Healthy Organizations
In I Samuel 24-28, we read about a major set of events in David's relationship with King Saul. It was a rocky relationship at best. Saul's … [Read more...] about King David and Church Culture
I like to think in images and metaphors. I reflect on the things around me and imagine how they illustrate an idea. I suppose that is why bicycle … [Read more...] about Strength in the Spokes
Santa’s not the only one making last minute adjustments to his Christmas plans these days. At least he shouldn’t be. As church leaders we know that … [Read more...] about Making a List & Checking It Twice: 3 Must Do’s for Your Church This Christmas
When a congregation wants to get, stay or remain healthy, one of the key questions it asks has to do with the balance between its internal and an … [Read more...] about Our Mission Gap
On a cold November night a few years ago I shepherded a meeting with the “best and brightest” leaders in a 100-year-old congregation. The church … [Read more...] about What Happened to our MO-JO?
Church people talk. They talk about all kinds of things. They talk about the pastor, her sermon, how many people used to be in worship, and what we … [Read more...] about People Talk
I was working with a church in northern California, a church with a long history and many years of vibrant ministry. But now it was struggling. The … [Read more...] about It’s Not Your Fault
My colleague Bob Dale often asks me a simple question: “Bill, what are we hearing out there in the churches?” He knows that every week members of our … [Read more...] about What are you hearing in the churches?