From the President, March 2018

What’s the Special Something? In Leading Change in the Congregation, author Gilbert Rendle shares an anecdote about a planning session he conducted for a mid-sized church. For the session, church staff put together graphs showing membership size and average attendance...

From the President, January 2018

What’s in a Mission: Applying the Toolkit We have a new Mission! On December 3, our congregation voted unanimously that our faith community is: Leading compassionate lives through spiritual growth and just action. That sentence sums up the ideals and values of our...

From the President, December 2017

Decision Point: Mission Renewal Last December, I wrote for the Voice: At the [Developmental Ministry] Startup Event, we learned one thing immediately: our church needs to renew our mission. We need to identify our faith community’s job in the world. That work will...