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Healthy Churches

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

How do you know when your church is ready for change? Pastors, church staff and lay leaders should ask these six questions before moving forward with major changes. […] Read More

When congregations face changes, some people will resist at all costs. To successfully navigate change, your church will need to avoid two extremes that will doom you to failure. […] Read More

In an increasingly stressful environment for ministers, what will it take to help them stay strong and joyful? Two steps will ensure your pastor remains a healthy and spiritually grounded leader. […] Read More

Too many pastors succumb to the pressures of pastoral ministry. Some take their own lives; others engage in self-harming behaviors. The church must recognize its vital role in ministering to the minister. […] Read More