First Christian Church of Rome, Georgia (Disciples of Christ), was a great partner in ministry with the church I pastored for twenty-one years. … [Read more...] about A Church’s Hope of Resurrection
The 2020’s are upon us, and while I am not interested in speculation, I believe it is important to stop and assess what our current trends suggest we … [Read more...] about Are you ready for the 2020’s?
When is the last time you noticed a vibration in your car? I’m not a car guy. If my car starts and gets me where I need to go I … [Read more...] about The One Word of Advice That Every Church Could Use
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?
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?
What is the most important staff position at your church? Of course, as a former pastor, I must declare that we cannot function without a pastor. But … [Read more...] about Staffing for Survival
Our recent CHC column on the future of denominational entities engendered a wide range of responses. This one is from Bob Dale, noted … [Read more...] about STOP/LOOK/LISTEN
The recent news stories describing the massive layoffs at the International Mission Board of Southern Baptists, the nearly 50% downsizing of the … [Read more...] about Are denominational bodies doomed?