by Seth Godin Organizations are built on the work of people who don’t get paid very much, don’t receive sufficient respect and are understandably wary of the promises they’ve been hearing for years. Calling these folks the bottom of the Continue reading It’s not the bottom, it’s the foundation
by Terry Teykl This is a power-packed book full of ideas backed by scripture on how a congregation can grow in using prayer. Find it on amazon.com here.
by Maria King One conversation at a time. One story at a time. One room at a time. These three sentences describe how we spread the Gospel and how to begin the crucial process of community engagement. Learning from author Continue reading One at a Time
By Rich Birch This weekend, all across the country, leaders are going to get up in front of their churches and talk about upcoming events and opportunities to connect with the community. They want to move people to action, but Continue reading To the Point: Eight Reasons People Aren’t Listening to Announcements
By Tiffany Deluccia Tiffany Deluccia says that for too many churches, their de facto vision is nothing more than a list of the next things to be done. Instead, your vision should be an inspiring and compelling portrait of what Continue reading Is Your Vision a Mural or a To-Do List?
by Susan Beaumont You are clear about the changes needed in your congregation, and you are confident in your ability to execute the change. You are not certain that you have the influence needed to overcome change resistance. This is Continue reading Do I Have Enough Influence
Was Villanova’s Kris Jenkins lucky in hitting the winning shot in the NCAA men’s basketball championship game? Or was that moment the culmination of years of practice, study and teamwork? by Victoria Atkinson White For 4.7 seconds on April 4, Continue reading How to Win a National Championship
IDEO offers this great video where they show us how there is an interesting distinction between design and invention. This company includes experts in design and are constantly coming up with great ideas. THE DEEP DIVE: One conversation at a time Continue reading Deep Dive
by Dave Odum Innovation begins with carefully listening to a community and defining the problems it’s facing. Then social innovators act, learning from failure and building on success, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. TUESDAY, OCTOBER Continue reading Chasing Problems Is A Key To Social Innovation
by Mihee Kim-Kort In order for churches to be provocative and compelling spaces for young people to encounter God, it is not enough to repackage traditional programs, writes a PCUSA pastor. But how do churches come up with ideas? TUESDAY, Continue reading How can the design process help churches think creatively and attract young people?