Church Vitality

The Healthy Body

Grant Hagiya


... one of my teeth started to hurt and it kept getting worse. With that typical macho attitude, I decided to tough it out, ...

Eight Strategies for Change Leaders: Imagination

Steve Ross


Changing context requires an adaptive response. Congregations that thrive have leaders who practice the eight strategies of innovation. A consciously Christian life tends to empower innovation. The first practice of innovative leaders is Listen and Learn. The second practice addressed here is "envision new approaches." This is the practice of creative imagination.

Learn and Listen

Steve Ross



“Learning and Listening” is first of the seven disciplines required of people who lead fruitful congregations.



Steve Ross


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.

Remembering The Cue:

Grant Hagiya


What builds commitment to routine in your life?

Faith Sharing?

Steve Ross



There are terrible reasons to share your faith, and there are terrific ones.

12 Days on the Road

Grant Hagiya


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!”

Celebrate the Signposts

Lowell Greathouse


...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...

Enough already!

David Armstrong


Are you tired yet of me talking about nothing but change? I think I may have reached the saturation point even for me,...

What about the $$$ ?

Bob Hoshibata


Some have been raising questions about how much we will save if we move to 4 districts. Well...

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