6 Staffing Models for Your Post-Pandemic Church

6 Staffing Models for Your Post-Pandemic Church

The sports and business worlds often have been more proactive in updating their staffing models than the church world. This reality became evident in talking with a collegiate football coach a few months ago. He and I were discussing ways that coaching and pastoring...
When You Serve in Church, Don’t Be a Gerald

When You Serve in Church, Don’t Be a Gerald

The headline in the East Bay Times read, “Relax, Oakland … Gerald the turkey has been captured.” It was big news. Gerald, a wild turkey, had taken up residence in Oakland’s Morcom Rose Garden. His aggressive, bullying behavior toward garden visitors had forced the...
Women in Church: Are They Being Heard Yet?

Women in Church: Are They Being Heard Yet?

It’s easy to pay lip service to equality, but putting beliefs into practice is another matter. Along with many friends, I have experience of church contexts where women are supposedly equal and valued, yet curiously invisible unless they’re fulfilling certain roles or...