- Relationships: A Millennial Perspective
In a gathering of congregational leaders, the word “millennial” enters the conversation. A wave of uneasiness settles in —judgment, honest… continue reading
- Talking About Racism
Several congregations have recently asked for resources to help them talk about racism. As white congregations, they want to prepare for dialogue… continue reading
- Learning on the Run with Podcasts
Working as a consultant with the Center for Congregations means that I travel a good bit. Not only just my daily commute to work but I can… continue reading
- How Well Does Your Congregation Communicate?
If we were to play the old word association game, and I said “audit,” how would you respond? Finance? Inspection? IRS? Complicated?
You… continue reading
- Thinking Through What it Means to Help
As the holiday season approaches, many congregations seek to bring cheer to others around them. One of the ways congregations traditionally help… continue reading
- Divergent Church
Innovation is a buzz word making its way into the world of religion and congregational life. At the heart of the word innovate is the concept of… continue reading
- Living Faith through DACA and Hurricanes
Daily headlines leave readers frustrated, discouraged and conflicted. The good news is that your congregation is uniquely positioned to make sense… continue reading
- Change Ringing
“We love change!”
This is one of my favorite phrases to hear from a congregational group. Really. While change can be a bumpy trail to… continue reading
- Disaster Ministry Handbook
As disasters, natural and otherwise, continually confront us, many people of faith and congregations desire to respond in compassionate and… continue reading
- 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