I spend quite a bit of time working with teams that are reflecting on their health as a group. This is the latest version of 12 Key Dynamics of Effective Teams: At the end of the post there are links … Read More »
This morning I have been pondering Hebrews 13:17. It is quite a revealing passage on leadership. The focus is on how to follow a person who leads in the church. The current NIV renders this verse: Have confidence in your … Read More »
Making the decision to leave a church family is a difficult process filled with conflicting emotions, some positive and some painful. Harder still, once you have made the decision, is to actually take your leave well. It is easy in … Read More »
“Making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph. 4:3), as individual members and as the body of Christ, before God, we commit that: In our thoughts, we will Accept conflict Acknowledge together … Read More »
Rural ministry has a real attraction. Idyllic settings, close caring communities, unhurried lifestyle. Yet these very advantages have their costs – isolation, lack of resources, complex relationships. Rural ministry takes place within a culture surprisingly removed from the norms of … Read More »
Christian churches are dynamic communities with strong values and beliefs. They are concerned with the transformation of individuals lives, with creating community and engaging the society around them. They are made up of volunteers who come from very different walks … Read More »
This 1 page article or handout has been prepared for leaders serving churches in times of conflict. It is a partner handout to Preparing for Confict and Restoring Community.