- What’s new with your congregation this fall?
I just talked with a church in Indianapolis hosting refugees for the first time. This is a fresh undertaking for the church, and the leaders want… continue reading
- Congregations as learning organizations
I have written a book. How Your Congregation Learns: The Learning Journey from Challenge to Achievement, published by Rowman & Littlefield, is… continue reading
- Exploring Social Media
You want to use social media so that it supports your congregation's mission. You don't want to use social media just because it is a cool gadget… continue reading
- Money Troubles
Remember that it is not money that is the root of all evil. That’s not what the text says. It is the love of money that is the root of evil. For… continue reading
- Is Your Congregation Too Creative?
Is your congregation too creative? Probably not. Oddly enough, there can be a bias against creativity in some of our congregations. Perhaps this… continue reading
- Scripture Engagement
Indiana’s Taylor University is home to a project called Scripture Engagement. This method of studying scripture is meant to engage your whole self… continue reading
- Leader Self-Care
Whether you are a volunteer or a staff member, being a congregational leader is hard work. There are many joys that come with serving as a… continue reading
- Learning About Your Community
Thanks to the Polis Center at IUPUI, there is a data tool available called SAVI. Providing free data about central Indiana communities, SAVI tools… continue reading
- Clear Communication
A friend said to me recently, “A guest preacher spoke in worship last week. I know at least three of my friends would have wanted to hear this… continue reading
- Do You Know a Positive Deviant?
When a hospital system in Pittsburgh wanted to decrease the incidence of the horrible infection called MRSA, they used a method of community… continue reading