When a group of people, like a congregation, is up to its collective neck in alligators it can take a while before a good collective decision is made and even more time before there is enough collective will to proceed into the agreed-upon action. I think that coaching is an effective way for the congregation to converse.
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?
In this webinar we'll visit an old metaphor to help us understand the elements necessary for healthy and lasting renewal.
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?
Here's how one church insured that new faith formation initiatives would live on past their committee work.
Ministry leaders are exploring their church’s desire and their capacity to change. The following resources can help you and your teams reflect on both as you begin to imagine the next ministry season.
How does the church flourish in the context of a creator economy? It engages in creative experimentation, listening to the Holy Spirit’s leading while launching trial and error initiatives.