Ken-Chitwood--Burn-Out-Min1

Five Ways to Combat Ministry Burnout

Sometimes people ask me if I get nervous when I preach. Yes. I do. It’s a humbling experience to wrestle with God’s Word in...
Dominic-J.-Rivkin-Vision-

Who Are We?

Who am I? I don’t believe it’s a stretch to say that every human being has asked this classic, existential question and sought the answer...
Church

Changing “The Way We Do Things”

Every congregation has a “culture,” which might be defined simply as “The way we do things around here.” Your congregational culture is the default...
generosity-1

God Is…

How would you complete the title of this article, ‘God is…?’ For me it depends where I am in life. When I am confronted...
Staff

Staff Development Is Not Always Staff Investment

Last month, I invited several Lutheran churches from across Tennessee to my family’s home in Nashville in order to engage in a one-day workshop...
Young-Leaders-Ministry

Are You Qualified?

Ever look at your responsibilities and think, “There is no way I’m qualified for this!?” Good. On our own we’re never qualified for our...
Welcome-Guests

Four Good Ways to Welcome Guests

Do you know why I added the adjective, good, in the title of this blog? I did so because there are two ways, bad...
outreach-four

Beyond Church Promotion

Church promotion and outreach are almost always used interchangeably in our churches. When we do giveaways, we stick our church information on the items...
Relationships

Relationships Aren’t Something – They’re Everything

In the beginning God introduced himself as a God in and of relationships. The singular unity of one God is held in mysterious tension...
Collaboration-with-Others

Four Guidelines to Help Creative Teams Stay Focused

What fears, concerns or challenges keep you from including other people in your planning process? I posted this question on social media recently. Here’s...
Ken-Chitwood--Burn-Out-Min1
Dominic-J.-Rivkin-Vision-

Who Are We?

Who am I? I don’t believe it’s a stretch to say that every human being has asked this classic, existential question and sought the answer...

Church

Changing “The Way We Do Things”

Every congregation has a “culture,” which might be defined simply as “The way we do things around here.” Your congregational culture is the default...

generosity-1

God Is…

How would you complete the title of this article, ‘God is…?’ For me it depends where I am in life. When I am confronted...

Staff
Young-Leaders-Ministry

Are You Qualified?

Ever look at your responsibilities and think, “There is no way I’m qualified for this!?” Good. On our own we’re never qualified for our...

Welcome-Guests
outreach-four

Beyond Church Promotion

Church promotion and outreach are almost always used interchangeably in our churches. When we do giveaways, we stick our church information on the items...

Relationships
Collaboration-with-Others