Now What?

Our churches are living today in a new era. In one way or another church communities have already left Egypt, recognizing we are living in a time in between times. Rather than bemoan the awful state of things, churches have a challenging and exciting opportunity before them. This time in history presents a pivotal moment in the life of the church.

Judgmental vs. Diagnostic

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of […]

Banishing Midnight Worries

Pastors balance an extraordinary number of demands. Throughout the pandemic this list has only grown. In just a week, a pastor might: Be a public speaker Act as a building manager Offer social services Manage social media and online services […]

Faithful and fruitful leadership retreats

One church I have worked with scheduled an annual formation retreat at a time each year when new members would join the leadership team.  They met one another as if for the first time wearing a new hat.  The focus […]

You’re Not Alone

For many the hardest part of finding a way through the wilderness is being so vulnerable and cut off. How do we stay connected?  What supports the essential need to belong?  Belonging is to know even in the midst of […]

God’s Mission Needs a Church!

The need and the desire to begin a conversation about the future for our churches is almost universal right now.  As church communities, we have foundational challenges and opportunities to find our way through the wilderness of this pandemic.   […]