Seven questions to use in discipling relationships

Seven questions to use in discipling relationships

Plenty of people like the idea of discipling someone, but actually setting out to do it can feel intimidating. We feel unqualified, like we don’t know enough, aren’t good enough, or just don’t know how. Where would we even start? How to start...
A brutal honesty

A brutal honesty

In this season, isolation and anxiety are understandably commonplace. As church leaders, these times mean rethinking everything while managing staff, congregational expectations, dwindling financial reserves, and more. You are doing more than ever and you need God...
Listen, reflect, engage: voices for justice

Listen, reflect, engage: voices for justice

I am hesitant to add my voice to all of the other voices speaking at this time in history. Do I have anything new or original to add? I do not. Yet I choose to add my voice for the simple reasons of solidarity and of the potential dangers of silence. As Dietrich...
Your chance to hit the reset button

Your chance to hit the reset button

What will your church look like after Covid-19? Within every crisis lies an opportunity:  How can you re-emerge stronger? How can you use this season to focus on something that will really make a difference? As churches begin to gather again it’s time to ask: Do...
The metrics of quarantine worth measuring

The metrics of quarantine worth measuring

Since at least the beginning of the church growth movement in 1961, we have been trying to find quantitative measurements for success. As a former science major, I can appreciate that emphasis on results. How would we otherwise know if we were doing well or not? We...