I am an idealist about church leadership breakups. I keep hoping that Paul’s injunction in Ephesians 4:1-6 could be the guiding strategy when church staff members resign or have to be let go. As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2Be…Continue reading Leadership Breakups: A Better Way?
This is our sixth and final installment of a series exploring coaching and the ways coaching can make a positive difference on ministries at the local church level. Today, we’ll look at three specific aspects of congregational life: conflict, preaching and small groups. Conflict I have yet to see a church that did not have…Continue reading The Impact of Coaching for Conflict, Preaching, and Small Groups
Sadly, the quality of discourse in our society has degenerated. Witness a recent public radio conversation related to creation and how one’s understanding of creation influences understanding of the gospel. I won’t go into all the details here, since that is a topic for some other journal. But as I listened to the program I…Continue reading The Power of Dialogue