“Learning and Listening” is first of the seven disciplines required of people who lead fruitful congregations.
I know you’re tired of hearing about change. Yet, you decided to start reading this. Too often we think of change as a kind of weather thing, everybody talks about it, but no one ever does anything about it.
Well, that’s partly right. You can’t stop change. But you can do something about it. Kris Kristofferson is credited with the quote, “If you can’t get out of it, get into it.”
How can we get into change? How can we engage with the changes in ourselves, in our churches and in our world in ways that will increase blessing? A change leader is someone who can do that – help us engage with the changes going on around us in ways that bless our neighbors and ourselves.
What builds commitment to routine in your life?
There are terrible reasons to share your faith, and there are terrific ones.
It was a joy to visit dozens of local churches, meet hundreds of laity and clergy, and listen to hopes and dreams. When I am asked how I will cope with such a large geographic territory, my honest answer is “think of the evangelism and growth possibilities in this vast region!”
...after all what could reconfiguring districts really accomplish? But on another level it reflects that we, as an annual conference, continue to be in a process of active change...
Are you tired yet of me talking about nothing but change? I think I may have reached the saturation point even for me,...
Some have been raising questions about how much we will save if we move to 4 districts. Well...
For the past two years, the leaders of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference have been diligently and faithfully working on the Vital Church Project. I would like to share some of the excitement of the "unveiling" of our Vital Church Project. It may well be the key to our successful achieving of a vision of congregations led by lay and clergy who are growing healthy vital congregations that change lives and transform communities!
525,600 minutes from now, what difference will it make in our churches and in our communities because of our Annual Conference's time together?
“You get what you measure.” I read that in a book the other day, and I quickly discounted the statement. Then I thought ...
Our Annual Conference efforts to support and resource you as you grow healthy vital congregations continues with the coming of Mike Slaughter to our Annual Conference session in June.
Let me share with you why I am excited about his coming!
Under the banner of "Embracing Change," conference leadership made some big promises and commitments at the last session of annual conference. What's happened since then? Here is one insider's scoop on what's been going on with a conference undergoing transition.