Top to bottom accountability

Top to bottom accountability

Within any ministry or church, a clear system of accountability is essential. Yet when things get busy, that’s one of the areas that often falls to the wayside in the midst of the urgent. We may have good intentions, but entropy can take over unless we make an ongoing...
Digging down to the roots of leadership problems

Digging down to the roots of leadership problems

Sometimes there’s a disconnect in ministry between what we say and what we do. For instance, I have always said compassion ministry is important– but the question is what am I personally doing to engage in it? So I began praying to ask the Lord for some...
Why Young Adults Need You to Emphasize Discipleship

Why Young Adults Need You to Emphasize Discipleship

By guest blogger Dr. Dave Daubert, parish pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Elgin, Illinois and lead consultant for Day 8 Strategies. One of my favorite pot stirrers is the Franciscan priest, Richard Rohr. In his How to Breathe Underwater, he spends a lot of time...
Discipleship – A Challenge to Mainline Churches

Discipleship – A Challenge to Mainline Churches

By guest blogger Dr. Dave Daubert, parish pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Elgin, Illinois and lead consultant for Day 8 Strategies. There are obstacles to raising the bar on discipleship in mainline traditions, and many of these obstacles are present in the Lutheran...