Leadership is about navigating change. To be more precise, one of the main elements of leadership is about navigating change. Leadership can also be about visioning change, creating change, managing change, and even cleaning up after change. The element of navigating change is however always present for the spiritual leader because someone, some situation, or … More Packing for Travel
Beginning in March 2017 David Gortner, my faculty colleague, and I began conducting interviews about Thriving in Ministry. Our questions were part of a planning grant process for the Lilly Endowment, Inc. One of the questions was what are the marks of a clergy person who is thriving and thereby supports of vitality of the … More Thriving in Ministry
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?