Your Church and Same-Gender Marriage – Part 2

Your Church and Same-Gender Marriage – Part 2

A growing number of congregations across the U.S. have been engaging in conversation about conducting same-sex marriages since the 2015 Supreme Court decision. Yesterday, I summarized the process that four Protestant churches went through in deciding whether their...
Your Church and Same-Gender Marriage – Part 1

Your Church and Same-Gender Marriage – Part 1

The 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized same-gender marriages presented a challenge to Christian churches; they now must choose whether they are conducted in local church buildings and by their clergy. Adaptive leadership is necessary as the emotional...
Why You Shouldn’t Fire Your Church Staff

Why You Shouldn’t Fire Your Church Staff

Alabama University football coach Nick Saban rarely fires anyone on his staff. Rather, explained an ESPN commentator during a recent SEC football game, he employs a strategic transition plan. Although I am not sure of all the detail involved, Saban’s program is known...
5 Shifts Shaping Churches Next Ministry Chapter

5 Shifts Shaping Churches Next Ministry Chapter

Trends and changes impacting houses of faith have been accelerated by the global pandemic. Changes to staffing models are now a top priority for congregations to respond constructively in this new era of ministry. Most churches with which I am acquainted employ a...