Several years ago a well respected church consultant told me that he thought pastors and governing boards will always be at odds. “The system is set up that way,” he said Ever since I have been trying different ways to align a congregation’s mission, vision, resources, worries, and personalities so that the best possible working … More Are Spiritual Leaders always leaning in different directions?
Is a FB query and comments enough leadership guidance for entry into a new ministry? The FB question was very specific about transition to a new parish. The comments illustrated good experience. And, while social media gets information out quickly I was hesitant to add a comment. I could not make a quick answer to … More Is a FB post enough?
On Saturday in Washington, DC I marched with my daughter, my closet friend, and at least 500,000 others for the dignity of all people. Now ,the inner confirmation that I acted, I spoke, I marched generates within me hope for the many, many, days ahead for the work that needs to be done. The … More Aftermath
The well know adage of hiring is to look at what the person has done not what she says she will do in the future. The kernel of truth in this saying is that experience shapes us. We tend to build layer upon layer of experience and then draw on that well when new decisions … More Relying on Experience
Spiritual Leaders is a regular blog post to explore both the dimensions of leadership and the dimensions of spirituality. I write as a Christian. Yet, my inspiration that opens me to learning comes from many faith traditions and points of view. For example, yesterday I listened to On Being’s interview with Gordon Hempton, an environmental … More Welcome Learners, Leaders, and Wanders