Active listening is beneficial in any relationship. It can be even more powerful between Christians. … More The Leadership Gift of Listening
I’m especially moved to share my gratitude this year because of the feedback I received on my weekly Saturday post. … More Thank You for Participating in KW360
Pour a cup of our blend of coffee, then have a seat. We’re taking a moment to catch up on last week and look forward to next week. … More Looking Forward, Glancing Back
If public libraries are renewing themselves in the digital age, maybe churches should take a page from these civic institutions. … More Should Churches take a Page from Public Libraries?
To prepare churches for the challenges of pastoral searches, I recently introduced a fictitious congregation named “St. Barnabas Lutheran Church.” Readers provided a good deal of affirmation for the post, but they also wanted to know how to improve the call process. … More Improving Pastoral Searches
The “Relaunch Model” is the most challenging iconic model for churches starting churches. If your new church start has lost momentum, or your church is at-risk for closing, consider this model. … More The Most Challenging Model for Churches Starting Churches
The longer it’s been since a church called a pastor, the greater the shock when the church calls a pastor. … More Brace Yourself for a Pastoral Search
Every Saturday we take a moment to stare over the horizon, then glance back over our shoulders. The post always includes links to compelling content from other leaders. … More Looking Forward, Glancing Back
As this is All Saints Day, it’s fitting to ask, “How does one become a saint?” I recently was reminded of the answer while unraveling a family mystery. … More How Does One Become a Saint?
You don’t need a sociology degree to see movements calcify into institutions, then decay and crumble. This raises a question as we mark the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing 95 theses to the church door. How is the Reformation still a global movement? … More The Secret Sustaining the Reformation