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Not everyone in your congregation will be ready to transform your church from where you are to where you need to be. That’s OK. You’ll never have unanimity, but that shouldn’t stop you from creating a covenant for transformation. […] Read More

Regardless of denomination, churches are bleeding members. To turn it around, they need to give up the church-as-we-have-known-it mindset and be willing to transform. These five components show your church is ready. […] Read More

The laity and clergy were once equal partners in Baptist congregations. With the arrival of the megachurch and the CEO-pastor model, the influence of the laity has been in steady decline while clergy abuses have been on the rise. […] Read More

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

Looking back on our nation’s role in slavery and racism, communities are struggling with how to memorialize and interpret the past. Sometimes, to enter well into the future, we need to own our past. […] Read More

While the number of women applying for and exercising accredited ministry in Great Britain has steadily grown, many never set out to explore God’s calling of them. But the time for change has surely come. […] Read More

The president has a difficult time understanding and relating to others not of his fold. He persists in making comments based upon preconceived ideas he has about the world, which often tend to be false stereotypes based upon race. […] Read More

Arguing that women bring complementary gifts and styles to that of men continues to define women’s ministry in relation to men. Women should be in ministry simply because God calls them to be there. […] Read More

Should women serve as pastors in churches? For 50-plus years, I was sincerely certain I knew the answer only to discover I’d been heading in the wrong direction. Here’s what finally burst the bubble I had been inhabiting. […] Read More