Month: March 2017

Strategy: Where Context is King

I love filling a room of creative minds with the specific purpose of thinking strategically.  I wholeheartedly enjoy the process of cluttering a whiteboard with hopes, dreams, goals, and plans.  For me, there are few things more energizing than a creative moment like that. That is at the heart of […]

Systems: One Lid to a Healthy Church

Systems are the inner workings of strategies, the wires that make them work individually and connect them together. Effective systems only happen with well thought out and very intentional design that is kept up-to-date. Yes, you have to keep thinking about your strategies and systems after the church is launched and […]

Stewardship: Heeding the Warning Sings

Stewardship: Heeding the Warning Signs

When the 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sumatra unleashed the cataclysmic tsunami on December 26, 2004. It propelled a storm estimated to have had the power of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs. The storm radiated as far as 3,000 miles and despite the several hours it took from the […]

Structure: Setting The Congregation Free to Accomplish Its Purpose

Structure: Setting The Congregation Free to Accomplish Its Purpose

I often hear pastors and lay leaders talk about frustrations related to their church’s organizational structure.  As we unpack their situation, it becomes apparent they don’t feel like the structural model is working very well.  It has become a lid to health and missional effectiveness.  This happens to a lot […]