What Do You See?

What Do You See?

Susan and I enjoy taking long walks, and one of our favorite spots is a roughly two-mile trail around Bass Lake in Holly Springs, North Carolina. Two laps around the wooded trail make for a good outing. The lake was built to power a gristmill in the late 1800s and was...

Is Your Church Ready to Handle the Speed of Change?

When we were small children, the future was simply tomorrow. While it seemed distant, it was only a good night’s sleep away. Later, the future turned into dreams: What will you be when you grow up? The future felt like it was eons away but beckoned us with...

7 Pitfalls When Leading Your Church to Change

Underestimating the work involved in leading deep change is the most common mistake leaders make when leading congregations toward positive, life-giving, mission-congruent change. The primary expression of this classic mistake tends to be launching our change...

7 Healthy Habits of Congregations on Mission

Building a congregation’s life around a clear vision and purpose is an easy thing to believe in. Aligning that purpose with biblical teaching and witness is an agreeable notion. I seldom encounter a leader or leadership group who resists the idea that the path...

How Your Pastor Can Stay Grounded in Ministry

I am a proponent of strong pastoral leadership. I don’t believe in dictatorial, controlling leadership, but I do believe one of the reasons why churches struggle today is because of a lack of strong leadership from pastors. I believe in discerning God’s...