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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...

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...

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...

You may have noticed: we stay far away from sports metaphors in these pieces.  Quotes about winning and training and teamwork have a limited shelf life, as well as being narrow in their appeal.  So today we are making up for it by piling four...

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