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Light of the World? The Missional Church

Light of the World? The Missional Church

The Missional Church You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine...

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Missional is possible

Missional is possible

Today’s entry is by guest blogger, Dr. Parnell Lovelace. I am an advocate of keeping things as simple as possible. One year ago, I observed a church leadership team discussing the perils of developing missional communities in a local congregation. The meeting...

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The unintentional interim

The unintentional interim

In Lyle Schaller’s classic book Survival Tactics in the Parish, he writes about the next pastor that follows a long-term pastor. That next pastor, even if they don’t call him an interim, is an interim. The only question is whether he will succeed himself and...

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The berry bucket theory

The berry bucket theory

The berry bucket is a theory I’ve had for many years. Carl George wrote a whole chapter on it in our old book Leading and Managing Your Church, which you can pick up for a song now on Amazon, seeing as it’s out of print. But I’ve recently found that the berry bucket...

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A visual scribe

A visual scribe

I was working at a conference recently with the Reformed Leadership Initiative and they had an unusual addition to the gathering: a visual scribe. I was introduced to Keith Young, who—instead of taking notes during the meeting—recorded what was discussed via...

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Stroke of Grace: Dieter Zander

Stroke of Grace: Dieter Zander

Many of you have heard of Dieter Zander. He was pastored New Song Church, one of the churches planted out of the one I had started. A dynamic speaker, musician and worship leader, Dieter suffered a stroke in 2008: I slept right through the moment that changed my life....

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The five C’s of pastoral selection

The five C’s of pastoral selection

When you have an open position for a pastor or staff member, it can be challenging to figure out what qualities you’re even looking for in the candidates. Character? Leadership abilities? Preaching skills? Let’s start with what I call the 5 Cs. These are the...

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