The Center for Leadership Excellence invites you to a webinar with Peter Wernett on MissionInsite and how to use this program to learn more about your neighbors and how to […]
There are some days in ministry that I wonder if God wasn’t crazy to call me into God’s service. Moses’ question in Exodus 3:11 (see below) becomes the very question that I ask myself and of God: Who am I? I ask this often in a self-deprecatory way because this is how I was socialized even though I was an excellent student and excellent employee. Even as a pastor, I often still ask myself: Who do you think you are?
I wish I could tell Moses all the great things God would do through him, even with all his doubts of ability and the massive criticism lodged at him from the very people he was called to save. So let me tell you that God’s call on your life is not based on your ability to perform
Need volunteers? Studies show that the pandemic has inspired an increased desire to get involved and volunteer (read article). How can our congregations capitalize on this desire to get involved? As a people […]
The Center for Leadership Excellence invites you to a webinar with Karen Tripp on how to energize and build your volunteer base in your church. It’s true. Studies show that […]
There are a few phrases and words I use every day in my life. At work and home, I catch myself saying “hope” a lot. As I try to keep everyone thinking positively, “I hope so” or “hopefully” seem to roll off my tongue.
As I write this, though, our parsonage fridge decided to go on sabbatical. And this morning, my spouse was busy getting ready for a funeral he was leading. Since I could tell that baking soda would not conquer the smells coming from the fridge, it was time to say “adios” to the trash and haul it to the nearby dump.
During the pandemic, we presented more than 40 virtual events about the unique leadership needed in this season. That is a lot of engagement, learning, and yes…Zoom time! We know […]