Some years ago, I spent a few days at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, one of my denomination’s most vibrant congregations. The church’s campus, … [Read more...] about Learning to See with God’s Eyes
Sometimes a book ends up in your hands at just the right time with just the right words. Reading that kind of book is like meeting with a mentor or … [Read more...] about What’s Right with the Church?
While searching for a particular volume in my library, another book caught my attention. The Pastor: A Memoir, by Eugene Peterson, is an inspiring … [Read more...] about Pastor: A Unique, Contextual Calling
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?
Everywhere I look, I see transitions underway as we close out 2013. Whether it be friends in the news business, local congregations, ministers in … [Read more...] about Making Sense of Change
It was a very impressive group of church leaders. Clergy and laity alike, they were successful and savvy men and women who had been patiently … [Read more...] about The Shredding Machine
An increasing part of my life is spent advising and coaching Pastor Search Committees. A healthy search process requires great patience, spiritual … [Read more...] about Can we have a healthier pastor search process?
Time for a confession. Let me tell you a consultant’s dirty little secret: congregational strategic planning is frequently a waste of time and can be … [Read more...] about Confession from a Consultant