Author: Elizabeth Lynn

Elizabeth Lynn

Podcasts By Elizabeth Lynn

The story goes that a couple trying to find a country inn got hopelessly lost, so they stopped at a local store to ask for directions.  “Sure,” the clerk offered. “Just go down this road for a couple more miles.  You’re going to turn right...

What is the thread that binds together your faith community, especially in a time when our whole social fabric seems so ready to unravel? For sure, it is not Robert’s Rules of Order, or a contentious vote on the issues of the day where you can...

So many of our posts urge church boards to risk more, to be bold, to try new things.  We continue to be convinced that this is a moment for congregations and their leadership to appreciate the ways God’s Spirit is moving us in new directions...

One of the terms that has found new life and meaning during the pandemic is the well-worn word pivot. Everyone, it seems, has been pivoting all over the place.  Indeed, we wouldn’t be surprised if your church board has discussed and enacted several pivots of...

  Just to take a sampling of news headlines over the last ten days: Recent Rise in Robberies Leave Experts Scrambling for Answers What now? Steelers Scrambling for Answers After 1-2 Start China's Thirst for Oil Sends Beijing Scrambling for Answers Research Has Scientists Scrambling for Answers The End of Roe...

In times of stress and uncertainty, the way forward is seldom about more information.  Yet it is not surprising that church boards are currently in search of any shred of information to help them make decisions in this stressful and uncertain time. In 2015, researchers from...

Have your ambitions for your congregation changed over the past few years?  If so, you are not alone.  Among the many things that the pandemic has altered is our sense of ambition for ourselves and for our institutions. Signs of the change are everywhere, from last...