I am looking for churches that use a co-pastoring model of leadership. Are you are willing to share your experiences/job description with a church that is considering this model?
I have a personal passion for leadership and young people. For this reason, I raise the question: What are we doing in our churches to intentionally raise up young Black and Reformed leaders?
The Church and Minister Profile Forms have been streamlined and are attached for quick download.
Lamenting is painful and there's nothing "dignified" or "pretty" about it. The Church needs to face the reality of racism in America and to join others in crying out to our Lord for deliverance.
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.
“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.
For churches who are interested in helpful guidelines and a process to use in handling conflict in your congregation, Pastor-Church Relations would like to suggest the following documents.
In 1999 I was blessed to be extended a call to co-pastor Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan, which had a vision to become a multicultural church. I researched the CRC’s doctrines, history and mission focus and it all seemed to align with God’s leading in my life. So I accepted the call. I was eager...
You can find both documents at https://network.crcna.org/church-coaching
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I am inspired by this article. It conveys what I know to be true and my experience in leadership. The metaphors of "a journey" and "marathon" are right on. Listening and making room for people...
Laura, I appreciate your words and wisdom because I know you're tried and tested! I'm late responding but now is as good as ever. You mentioned "legacy and tradition." I'm looking forward to our...
I like Boer's idea of spheres of leadership and the church as the body in which all parts are servant leaders without a hierarchical structure. Hope I have opportunity to read it...posted on: Foolish Development
Thank you Fronse for your response to this challenging and relevant question.
As we look at what is being exposed in our country today (more specifically racism and police brutality), it is...
I appreciate hearing from you!posted on: Homosexuality and Holy Uncertainty
Thank you Staci for your insightful comments!posted on: Obedience When It Doesn’t Make Sense
"Flourishing" (Based on Psalm 92:12-15)
12 The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; 13 planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in...posted on: Do You Have a Theme Word for 2016?
Staci, thank you for your reflective thoughts. Your support and encouragement are much appreciated!posted on: The Network: A Life-Giving Community
Thanks Al. It's my intent to read the litany again and pray about its use. I appreciate your observation about the focus on self rather than others.posted on: Lament as an Act of Worship