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  What do people in your community care about? What are their values? What are their aspirations? What are their hopes? What are their goals? What are their needs? What are their interests? What are their challenges? Where do they experience joy? Where do they experience belonging? Where do they find deep community? How do they experience...

Recent survey results from the Pew Forum on the decline of Christianity in America have brought forth responses from across the spectrum of faith communities.  Reactions have ranged from panic and despair to renewed resolve about the power of the gospel.  No matter where your...

In the instructions Paul gives the followers of Jesus at Corinth about the Lord’s Supper, we may also glean some wisdom for church boards. 1 Corinthians 11:23-33 23 For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night...

For the last several weeks we have been talking about the “volunteer line” and how it is increasingly difficult for congregational leaders to recruit participants for the activities and organizations under their umbrella. Sometimes, church board members, pastors, and/or those active in churches see this...

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