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.

The Importance of Teams in the Life of the Church

Cultivating Really Great Teams for your Church can make all the difference. Church teams are a critical component of fruitful ministry and mission. Most of the plans for the life and work of the church are developed by groups or […]

The Witness of the Church’s Organizational Life

Usually when seeking to build Christian community the focus falls upon the development of various kinds of “fellowship” or small groups.  Often overlooked are the many small groups that already exist, namely the administrative or leadership groups, teams or committees […]

Survival Driven vs. Vision Led

Research about change says the greater the pain or dissatisfaction with the present the greater the motivation for change and the lower the resistance. Church leaders experiencing a gap between the way things are now in the life of the […]

Ten Reasons Why a Church Might Not be Ready for Renewal

When confronted with challenges most church leaders and members expect a quick fix.  Getting ready to cultivate the missional church will need to challenge this expectation. Shaped by vendor expectations of the church most leaders and members look for church […]

What is Readiness?

As the church takes seriously that we are living in a worldwide pandemic – an Exodus of change for our churches, what will we do now?  For some of us it feels like bondage: being stuck at the banks of […]