How can a person function as a catalyst?

How can a person function as a catalyst?

Many years ago I was a chemistry major. Although I did not go into medicine as planned, I did learn about catalysts… and recently realized that in my chosen vocation of helping churches grow and change, I serve as a catalyst myself. A catalyst is a substance that...
The power of thinking

The power of thinking

Thinking. When is the last time we really did it? I mean get away without interruption to spend some time pondering God, ministry, our calling, and how we could be doing things differently? This kind of thinking requires not only our full attention, but also a...
Timeline for an intentional interim pastor

Timeline for an intentional interim pastor

I’ve been working more often lately with interim pastor situations where the congregation is in transition. One thing I’ve found is that people often expect interim situations to go faster than they do. In reality, if you do the steps well, it takes 9-12 months to...
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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