by Paul Maynard “Discover the key shifts that all churches must make if they are going to have a fruitful ministry in the next century… Rural, urban, black, Hispanic, Anglo, Asian, multicultural, liberal, evangelical… they all need to think through Continue reading SHIFT
by Sam Wells Sam Wells discusses three challenges leaders face during a transition and three ways to address them. Transitions are tricky. You leave a church or an organization or a school where (of course) everyone loved you and you Continue reading How to Transition as a Leader, in Three Acts
The Lewis Center draws upon years of research and training in offering resources for pastors preparing to move from one congregation to another and for denominational leaders who wish to do regional training to prepare those leaving ministry in one Continue reading Pastoral Transition Resources offered from Lewis Center For Church Leadership
by Adam Walker Cleveland Social media has changed many aspects of our lives and how we engage with others. We shop differently, research differently, communicate differently, and we experience community differently. Many of us broadcast our lives through status updates, Continue reading Pastoral Transitions in the Age of Social Media
by Roy M. Oswald, James Heath, Ann Heath Beginning Ministry Together is about the transition period between the announcement that one pastor is leaving and the time when another pastor is well settled. The message brought by Roy Oswald and Continue reading Beginning Ministry Together: The Alban Handbook for Clergy Transitions
Each summer brings a number of transitions in the Great Plains UMC. Clergy are appointed to new congregations and, likewise, congregations receive new pastors. Moving brings forth many goodbyes for the pastors themselves, their families, and the churches they’ve served. Continue reading Pastoral Transitions
Institutional leaders and their colleagues can use the energy unleashed by a transition to encourage positive change. What processes can you put in place to make a difference? By Dave L. Odom, Executive Director, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity The Continue reading Take Advantage of Transitions
This website gives information about mapping your culture. The culture map allows you to have a conversation about three key elements: outcomes, behaviors, enablers and blockers. Scroll down and click for multiple articles on culture mapping, its history, best practices, Continue reading Culture Mapping
Free Webinar – May 10, 2017 FREE LIVE WEBINAR Wednesday, May 10, 2017 11:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Central / 2:00PM Eastern Your Culture: Your Church’s Greatest Growth Resource! Join Intentional Impact for this resource-rich webinar on how subtle shifts in your Continue reading Your Culture: Your Church’s Greatest Growth Resource!
Conversation with Robert Jones, Ph.D. Author of The End of White Christian America and CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute Dr. Jones is a leading scholar and commentator on religion, culture, and politics. He is frequently featured in major national Continue reading Conversations with author Robert Jones, Ph.D.