Beginning with the early church, Christians have often been viewed as a threat to the social order. Tim Keller shows how the reason for that threat has shifted in today's culture.
"It is through the old creation (the universe) that God reveals his glory to humans; it is through the new creation (the church) that he reveals his wisdom to angels." ~ John Stott Even though the angels were in the presence of God, they did not know about the mystery of the Church. This mystery, … Continue reading A great mystery
First of all, this is not a post downplaying the importance of women serving in ministry. The truth of the matter is that without all the women that serve faithfully our churches would have a hard time existing. Women have been playing a vital role in ministry since the time of Jesus. This post is … Continue reading #1 – Why Men Aren’t Volunteering At Church
The only way to succeed in a changing world is to change. That’s why it is essential that pastors and leaders grow in their ability to anticipate and actively lead change on a daily basis. In other words, successful churches embrace change and dying churches resist change. Knowing that change is necessary doesn’t make leading … Continue reading 8 Steps For Leading Change
"Productive conflict" seems like an oxymoron to most teams. If you’re anything like me, the words “productive” and “conflict” don’t seem like they should even be in the same sentence, unless, of course, that sentence reads something like: “Conflict is not productive.” But think about it, all great relationships...the ones that last for the long … Continue reading Productive Conflict