Witness Beyond the Familiar (Part 2)

Witness Beyond the Familiar (Part 2) In last month’s article, I highlighted that the church today must diversify in order to be relevant in our current landscape, that is, a mixed ecology.  Here in Northern Virginia, we are blessed to have numerous examples of...

Witness Beyond the Familiar (Part 1)

Witness Beyond the Familiar (Part 1) Being a leader in the church today requires a new imagination for what the church looks like and acts like … Can I get an Amen!  Today’s complex and non-linear culture yields a multitude of new expressions of the Body of...

Can I Fix It?

Can I Fix It? OK, self-disclosure time – I know some of you are guilty of this!  You are driving on an open road and you see a car stopped ahead on the side of the road and there are emergency lights nearby, do you slow down and gawk?  I know some of you do, but in...

OK … Let’s Talk!

OK … Let’s Talk! How many times have you heard those words?  Was it a pleasant experience – as in spoken by your significant other … or, possibly a negative experience – coming from your supervisor?  We have these preconceived ideas about how conversations...

Leading Positive Change

Leading Positive Change This month, I would like to focus on some thoughts and/or challenges from the “Lead Like Jesus (Revisited)” book (pp. 248-251) … as we continue ‘Moving Forward in God’s Mission.’  Leading lasting change requires understanding and addressing...