So, why all of this emphasis on collaborative learning? And, why should those of us who have been let down by “group” work try it now? Here are 6 compelling reasons for churches to consider peer learning groups.
Does your church leadership need help in the discerning process for the future of the church? If so, a Ministry Leaders Retreat guide is available.
If your church decides it is time to close the church, a practical step-by-step process guide is available to assist you in ending well.
I will state it directly: We do not have enough emotional or relational maturity in our congregations and in our leadership. Irritations rub and rub until there is smoke and eventually full heated conflict.
Attitudes need monitoring, as does atmosphere. A detector for real smoke checks the atmosphere for clarity at regular intervals and if needed, sounds an alert. How is this done in churches?
“Do we have a future or have we come to the end of ministry as we know it now?” For many churches, this is a hard question to ask and to answer.
Note: this is a fuller explanation of a bullet point in another blog post, which you can read here.
Grating or Cross-wired Expectations summary explanation
In the ash-heap, there is very very often evidence indicating a problem with expectations. Most often, unstated expectations...
Fire alarms in homes detect indicators of a pending problem and sound a warning. Could we develop something equivalent for churches? What would such a detector sniff for?
"Hard" or "conflicted" partings of ways between pastors and congregations are steeply on the rise. So my question is, are there measurable pre-indicators of a potential "fire" in a congregation?
Your church is declining. You feel you might be close to closing your doors. What now?
What can a coach bring to a classis and its congregations? This blog describes the role of a coach for congregational health and mission in Classis Central Plains.
This webinar was recorded on: Wed, 11/13/2013 The journey of congregational renewal is like the ancient journey of the Hebrews: there are river crossings and rebellions, mountains and wilderness. What does this all look like at the congregational level, and what should leaders, including pastors, expect?
This webinar was recorded on: Wed, 03/21/2012 In this webinar we'll visit an old metaphor to help us understand the elements necessary for healthy and lasting renewal.