Let the Foster and Adopted Children Come to Me
Families of vulnerable children often feel unwelcome in their own churches. Here are five ways to change that.
Here are five ways to change that. It's one of the reasons I am on a mission to change the way the church sees both the vulnerable children in our society and those who care for them.
Pastoral Transition: Six Factors That Help A Church Navigate Big Changes
Churches that resist change have a harder time when change is needed. Churches that regularly make smaller transitions hone their transition skills.
Churches that resist change have a harder time when change is needed. Churches Changes Churches that resist change have a harder time when change is needed.
New Music Is Not Worth Fighting For – So What Is?
Change may be necessary. But we need to get there by fighting the important battles, not the trivial ones.
Change may be necessary. But we need to get there by fighting the important battles, not the trivial ones. Innovative Ministry Is? Change may be necessary. But
Hey, Fletch: How Can We Fix Our New Giver Email?
Tips for making your emails to new donors effective and accessible.
text. Then place that text in one master document. Select all and change the typeface to the same font and size. Check and double-check all the links.
Pastoral Transition: Why Change When You Don’t Have To?
It’s not how we act when things stay the same that tests our strength and character, it’s how we act when things change.
It's not how we act when things stay the same that tests our strength and character, it's how we act when things change. And awkward. And wonderful. Why Change Now?
When Expenses Are Higher than Your Budget
Does your policy have the answer on what to do?
group? Would the answer to these questions change, depending on the amount by which actual expenditures are expected to exceed budgeted amounts?
Preparing to Leave a Church You Love
Even when you know it’s time to move on, you’ll likely face mixed emotions.
Brace yourself, this is going to hurt. Rhythms of life are built around your weekly routine, holiday traditions, and interactions with people—and these are all about to change.
The Ministry of Absence
Why Henri Nouwen warned pastors about becoming "too available."
Especially for those who have made their constant and immediate presence a hallmark of their ministry, there will be a murky season of change. For
Should a Church Own or Rent Vehicles?
Two church leaders weigh in on this question.
a ministry trip. If the church suddenly didn't own its vehicles, explained Schaefer, “it would really change how we do certain ministries.”. John Trotter, elder
7 Keys to a Smooth Church Transition
How to make major changes without alienating your congregation.
Here are seven things to keep in mind as your church jumps into a time of disruptive transition. 1. Know when to make a change. 2. Prepare for change.
11 Ways to Love Your Leader
Tips for making the most of Pastor Appreciation Month.
Some days I suspect the speed of change is surpassing the speed of sound. The explosion of change in technology, communication, and the world booms all around.