“The church is the body of Christ. It is a living organism, a vibrant system. And just like human bodies, human organizations thrive when they are cooperating with the wisdom
"There's nothing wrong with a technical solution that works!
"If you can attract young families by building a gym, if you can create young adult disciples by hiring a rock band,
Let go. Learn as we go. Keep going.
Facing our sense of loss is the first step in being able to look to the future with clarity and hope. We must
Tod Bolsinger writes this:
When the world is different than we expect, we become disorientated. When the tried-and-true solutions to our problems don’t work, we get stuck. When we are
He was approaching the farthest boundary of the Louisiana Territory, the Continental Divide—the spine of the Rocky Mountains beyond which the rivers flow west. No American citizen had ever been
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”
This quote, often attributed to Peter Drucker, shines a light on our best approaches to problem-solving and adaptation processes. As many new pastors begin their relationship
What if you were told, "Unless you change your behavior, it will lead to your death?" You’d probably change, right?
Well, maybe not. Based on research by Alan Deutschman, 9 out
Faithful stewards and hopeful dreamers.
We shouldn’t be one without the other.
To be faithful stewards of all that God has given, we recognize how far God has brought us. It does
Churches in our context are facing a problem.
For Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky, fixing the problem isn’t the solution…oddly enough. Instead, “adapting to the changing environment or circumstances so that