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￼￼
In his book, The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni makes a powerful case that intelligence is not enough when the task is leadership. Being smart … [Read more...] about Visionary Leadership Requires Clarity
Which do you live by: Clock or compass? If the clock dictates, your life is consumed with the immediate and pressing issues of the moment. … [Read more...] about Life by the Clock or life by the Compass?
What is a “healthy church?” At the Center For Healthy Churches we focus on four major characteristics of church health: A Community of Jesus … [Read more...] about Healthy Congregation: A Community of Jesus Followers
I have had the privilege of working with numerous congregations to clarify their identity and lean into the future proactively. When that has gone … [Read more...] about Why Visioning Efforts Fail/Succeed
I recently had the privilege of teaching a week-long Doctor of Ministry seminar in a seminary to a group of very bright and thoughtful students. Our … [Read more...] about What Does Real Leadership Look Like?
As a key planner for a large national conference, I was used to the host hotel paying attention to me. Sure enough, coming in the door, they told me I … [Read more...] about When Procedure Outmaneuvers Vision
Building a congregation’s life around a clear vision and purpose is an easy thing to believe in. Aligning that purpose with biblical teaching and … [Read more...] about Jesus on Strategic Visioning
Anyone feeling anxious? A better question: anyone NOT feeling anxious? God’s people in the 21st century suffer a serious malady. We mouth the words … [Read more...] about High Anxiety