Author: Elizabeth Lynn

Elizabeth Lynn

Podcasts By Elizabeth Lynn

Entering our local gym, we hear the same instructions every time.  “Stretching helps prevent bad things and enables good things – lean into it!” Despite this regular refrain, stretching remains an underappreciated practice in exercise, in life … and in how pastors and church boards guide...

Church boards have limited time and energy after addressing staffing, budgets, buildings, schedules, and the semi-regular concerns coming from members.  However, congregational leaders do have the opportunity, upon occasion, to change the categories of conversation within a faith community.  This election year may present one...

Digging a Deeper Well has taken an extended holiday break. What started out as a few weeks off over Christmas and New Year’s became one month, and then two, thanks to work, travel, the ACC basketball schedule, and other essential events. But somewhere in the...

Under the Wall Street Journal headline “Have You Checked Your Mailbox Today?  Neither Has Anyone Else” comes more data on changing patterns of life that we have, for so long, taken for granted. Today, only three-quarters of Americans check their mail daily.  Some go weeks—or months—without...

In the history of church board work, two persistent obstacles to moving forward are (1) “I think” and (2) “what they are saying.” There is nothing wrong with an individual board member thinking (glad we could affirm that).  However, no one person can see the whole...

It is easy.  And understandable.  And dangerous. It is easy, understandable, and dangerous for you as a church board to narrow the aperture of your vision, so that you only see: Budgets Buildings Complaints Staff problems Staff vacancies Of course, congregations consist of so much...

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