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Healthy Churches

A new trend is emerging among churches seeking senior pastors. Pastor search committees are discovering that experienced associate pastors and ministry residents are prime candidates for their consideration. […] Read More

Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Leadership in Turbulent Times” focuses on how the difficulties faced by four U.S. presidents made them each a better person and leader. It offers a leadership lesson for your church. […] Read More

The American lifestyle’s frantic pace leads inevitably to exhaustion. Healthy clergy will recognize that the church is often one of the culprits in the overfilled schedules of its people. Here’s what you can do about it. […] Read More

When I was ordained five years ago, I couldn’t imagine what the journey would entail. I won’t pretend to know what the next five years hold, but I pray I will have the strength and courage to continue to live a called life. […] Read More

When a church takes the bold step to clarify their identity and move toward a fresh vision, it often requires a significant shift in the congregation’s organizational life. Here are 3 keys to maintaining that vision. […] Read More

In our starkly divided nation, it’s more crucial than ever for churches to become peacemakers in the most basic sense of the word, breaking down dividing walls of hatred and resentment. […] Read More

When pastors set boundaries in their lives, they can maintain their emotional, physical and spiritual health so when they are “on,” they bring the best they have to the situation. […] Read More

Many churches are reporting precipitous declines in worship attendance. While many factors are causing this, all kinds of organizations are facing this same trend. Consider these 3 realities as you move forward. […] Read More

Some churches handle difficulties well; others avoid problems hoping they resolve themselves. The key is leadership. Here are 6 characteristics to help you identify your church’s mature leaders. […] Read More

The church has entered an era when difficult conversations are more important than ever. In our polarized society, it’s vital for the church to come together for dialogue, listen to each other and seek the middle ground. […] Read More