Category: Change

Words and Actions Matter- Neighbor Love in Light of Recent Events

I was fully intending for my next post to be about leadership, primarily about learning leaders. But then news had to break out over the past two days across the country, in this week before Christmas which I feel called to reflect on and perhaps even respond to.  My response is my own personal reflection,

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Leading in Transition

About a month ago I wrote a post about leading in transition.  I want to pick up that conversation today with some theological reflection, but because of the nature of this blog there will be plenty of leadership perspective in this as well. These are reflections about being a leader in the midst of personal

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Words in Our Mouths- Mission Statements

In the first installment of our series, “Words in Our Mouths,” today we tackle Mission Statements. I think it would be fair to say that I love mission statements.  As a person who studied at the Drucker School, mission statements are very important to me. Peter Drucker is famous for having said, that “Mission Statements

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This Week’s Links

It’s Tuesday.  That means its time to share with you a sampling of some of the things I have been reading and thinking about in the past week.  This week’s categories are:  Church & Ministry Thought and Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership; Neighbor Love; Stewardship; Vocation; and Miscellaneous.  I entrust these to you now and hope

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Words in Our Mouths- An Introduction

Have you ever thought that there are words that the church and congregations use which aren’t helpful? Perhaps they are misunderstood?  Perhaps over time they have lost their meaning, or their meaning has been drastically altered? There was a helpful post in the Washington Post last week by Addie Zierman.  She offered, “5 churchy phrases

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Leading in the Midst of Transition

I never set out to be a “temporary” leader.  Who really does?  But perhaps that’s really a core insight about leadership.  All leadership is by its nature transitory and temporary.  By extension, all leadership is in some way an example and part of transition. I wonder if what makes a good leader perhaps in part

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