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...

Board Meeting Summary, January 2018

Summary of the Board of Trustees meeting on January 24, 2018 -Treasurer Gary McGraw reported that our 2017 operations budget ended with a deficit of ~$7200, which is smaller than budgeted. At the same time, our endowment increased by ~$100K. -Gary reported the Finance...

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...