In his highly influential New York Times Best-selling book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni writes: “Not finance. Not strategy. Not … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Build Staff Trust
7 Suggestions For Preventing Conflict Before It Happens￼￼
As surely as we can expect thunderstorms in the summer, hurricanes in the fall, and blizzards in the winter, the Church is about to experience a … [Read more...] about 7 Suggestions For Preventing Conflict Before It Happens￼￼
Bullies in the Church
I had the privilege of volunteering in a local elementary school in its drug awareness and violence prevention program. The fourth graders were … [Read more...] about Bullies in the Church
Worth Fighting Over
As part of our work with congregations who are engaging in the process of imagining their future, we invite them to first look back and connect with … [Read more...] about Worth Fighting Over
Conflict: It’s Complicated
Conflict. Just the word gives many of us a sinking feeling. And it seems to be everywhere these days: in our homes, our churches and other ministry … [Read more...] about Conflict: It’s Complicated
Bertha, Bonnie, Floyd, Fran, Irene, Matthew. Those are all fine names, and they might have even been the members of the Personnel Committee of our … [Read more...] about Church Storms
I Beg to Differ
When Dr. Bill Wilson asked me to join him and others as he was founding the Center for Healthy Churches, he explained that the main focus of our work … [Read more...] about I Beg to Differ
Choose Your Words Carefully
Here are ten words/phrases that I would prefer not to experience … [Read more...] about Choose Your Words Carefully
How Do We Describe a Healthy Church?
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?