I recently found this photo of my mom standing with my sisters and me on an Easter Sunday morning around 1964. Aside from my stunning fashion … [Read more...] about A New Set of Metrics
When I was a little boy, my mom told me the fable of a contest between the sun and the wind. They were arguing about which of the two was stronger, … [Read more...] about A Lesson from a Duel Between the Sun and the Wind
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
One of the most excruciating congregational projects I’ve ever experienced was a strategy planning process at a church where I served on staff early … [Read more...] about Is your church fragile or agile?