Tag Archives: change

It Won’t Always Be This Way

Do you know why cars have two headlights? It’s pretty simple: because horse-drawn carriages had two lanterns. As gas-powered vehicles began to replace horse-powered vehicles, many of the features of the older design crept into the new one. Of course, you could just place a single light in the front of the vehicle.…

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Leading in Anxious Times

In teaching a graduate course at ACU on Church Leadership, I enjoyed reading once again a wonderful book by Peter Steinke entitled Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times. Steinke offers wonderful insights into realities of congregational life and highlights the challenges leaders face. More than that, Steinke presents cogent wisdom to guide leaders to be non-anxious…

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Joining Church

A few years ago a preacher searching for a ministry position called an elder at a church that had recently lost their pulpit minister. Before inquiring about the nature of the search process that would soon begin, the preacher offered sympathies, knowing that the recent loss of a very talented and accomplished speaker…

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Managing the Tension: Change and Stability

This post is part of an ongoing series about grappling with paradox, contradiction, and mystery as it relates to church leadership in today’s world. Find the rest of the series here: Introduction, Global & Local 1, Global & Local 2. — “So change has been the one constant, I guess. That, and Christ.” – Carey Nieuwhof, reflecting on his…

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Find Your Communication Evangelist, Part 2

In part one of Find Your Communication Evangelist I highlighted the fact that churches would benefit from identifying a professional working in the communication field. This communication evangelist is already leading and communicating with volunteers effectively, and is a natural network-builder. This is your go-to person for counsel to lead your communication campaign. This…

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