3 Habits to Help Your Church Develop Disciples

One of the most promising movements in the 21st century church is the disciple development movement. Given the post-modern context in which we find ourselves, we are driven to clarify what this Christian movement, with its church, is all about. Because we can’t...

Why Many Pastors Will Need to Reinvent Themselves

One of the problems impacting the ability of some ministers seeking to find a place to serve is the growing numbers of churches that are becoming bivocational. My region currently has many more bivocational churches seeking pastors than we have fully funded churches...

Reading the Signs of the Place

Just as I was finishing my book “The Postmodern Parish: New Ministry for a New Era” for the Alban Institute, I received a new call to ministry. For the previous 23 years, I had served as a pastor in two congregations in California. My new call was to a...