Changing to connect, part 2

Changing to connect, part 2

Today’s blog entry is by guest blogger Dr. Parnell Lovelace. In order to connect to urban core of the city, our church sought to disconnect from elements that blocked impactful ministry. The church had to change to connect. Steps had to be taken to move the church...
Changing to connect

Changing to connect

Today’s blog entry is by guest blogger Dr. Parnell Lovelace. An extraordinary trend is emerging within many urban cities and communities: churches are being planted in the urban centers of large cities in America. As many cities are redeveloping and expanding, there...
Cheeseburger, cheeseburger

Cheeseburger, cheeseburger

When you approach something from a consultant perspective, you need to see what the church needs… not just your area of specialty. Instead, a good consultant sorts out their needs and approaches the situation appropriately, referring to the appropriate tools for...
Taking the long view

Taking the long view

We’ve all heard the expression, “We overestimate what we can do in one year and significantly underestimate what can be accomplished in three years.” We tend to be overly ambitious for what can happen in a year. We raise expectations– our own and those of...
Process leadership skills, part 6

Process leadership skills, part 6

If you are a consultant working with a group, this 6-part series covers 18 best practices for facilitating learning and engagement during a consultation session. To find the whole list once the series is complete, search “process leadership skills” in my blog.  ...