By now you are probably aware that the number of people who are self identifying as atheists, agnostics or “nothing in particular” has skyrocketed from 16% in 2007 to 23% in 2014 as reported by the Pew Research Center (https://pewrsr.ch/1cUpSZ9).
Sure you are busy. Sure you have limited energy. Sure there are headwinds. Sure things get complicated and messy. Of course you can’t control everything. Naturally there are people and systems and structures that get in the way. Sure it
Don’t people know that this is assumed behavior for church members, not to mention disciples of Jesus? They are supposed to be in worship and Bible class! Then after they get that right they will prayerfully, hopefully, include other things
The world is in Chaos. Just mention Las Vegas, North Korea, terrorism, and the mood gets quiet. Soon after the quiet sadness, the air is filled with disgust, disagreements as to what is wrong and what should be done and
There is a lot of need out there. The words Harvey, Irma, Maria, earthquake all invoke thoughts of tens of thousands of people who are hurting, homeless, without electricity or worse. There are countless stories of how the church has
As fall is just around the corner, there are a number of things that are coming into focus for those who lead churches: fall programing. There is Sunday School that may need to start up in late August or Early
There’s a leadership virus going on in churches. It spreads some damagingly false information about what leadership is and what leadership does. The powerful pathogen goes like this: I’m afraid of coming across as demanding or controlling. What does this
“Of course! I know what I’m doing! I’m doing everything I should be doing. In fact I’m doing far more than I should be doing! I wish I could do more.” What do you see happening around you? “If I’m