What’s Up – or Down – with Giving?

What’s Up – or Down – with Giving?

How is your church doing financially in these pandemic days? Do you know? I set out to write a column about financial shortfalls congregations are facing as fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues. It was inspired mainly by a recent email from my own church...
After COVID-19, We’ll Need Churches Who Heal

After COVID-19, We’ll Need Churches Who Heal

“Pastor, this has been overwhelming for my family.” “I feel like I’m stuck in grief because we did not get to mourn with our friends and family.” “I miss singing with my friends at church.” “I have not seen anybody in four months except the nurses who come to check on...
How Unruffled Leadership Will Benefit Your Congregation

How Unruffled Leadership Will Benefit Your Congregation

A lifelong teacher tells her confessional story of the time she had a young student in her class who would, as they say, get her goat. This little boy knew where all her buttons were, and he knew how to push them. One day, she was so irritated by this little boy’s...