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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Why Do You Do, What You Do? (A Sermon for Advent 1A)

You may have noticed on this blog that I have been posting a few sermons recently.  This will be the final sermon posted here for a little while, as its the last sermon I am scheduled to preach in the immediate future.  I have been covering for the congregation’s pastor (for the congregation I am

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An Abundance of Blessings (A Sermon of sorts for Thanksgiving Eve)

Tonight I provided the following reflections as part of the message in my congregation’s Thanksgiving Eve worship service.  As is the custom on this blog, I include my sermons that I share. However, I remove most pieces that are dependent upon the context so what follows is fairly close to what I preached without some

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This Week’s Links

Tuesday means its time for the weekly installment on this blog of the links. I share and entrust some of what I have read or seen in the past week with you for your reading and thought-provoking pleasure. This week’s categories are:  Church & Ministry Thought and Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought and Practice; Neighbor

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What Kind of King? (A Sermon for Christ the King Sunday)

Yesterday we observed and celebrated “Christ the King Sunday.”  It is the last Sunday of the church year, and the day the church honors Christ who reigns as King from the cross.  The lectionary appointed texts yesterday were Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; and Luke 23:33-43.  As has been a custom on this blog,

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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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