- Listening for Mission is a Real Thing
Many congregational leaders are rethinking their approach to local, hands-on mission. Challenged by such books as Toxic Charity and When Helping… 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
- Music in Worship
It seems the worship music wars may be mostly behind us. At least I don’t hear many scuffles these days about the tension worship music… continue reading
- Interested in Serving your Community?
At the Center for Congregations, we are seeing a definite trend: congregations are requesting resources to help them serve their communities more… continue reading
- Put Away the Skinny Jeans
“Put Away the Skinny Jeans” is the provocative title of a recent article in Christianity Today magazine heralding the release of the Fuller Youth… continue reading
- Do You Pay Attention to Browser Security?
Google recently announced that the next version of their Chrome browser will alert users if websites are not encrypted. What’s encryption? Simply… 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
- Who Are You?
Experts who work with congregations say that a congregation’s understanding of its own “identity” is crucial. I hear this often. This may seem… continue reading
- Conversation Starters for Discussion of Civility and Racial Tension
Awareness... Decision... Action...
Many years ago, I learned this three-word phrase as a mantra describing a process needed to bring… continue reading